Our dedicated Early Years building was designed with transition from Nursery to Primary 1 in mind. The children start their morning walking up the path together, coming in the same entrance. Spaces such as our Dining Rooms, Forest Kindergarten and Library are shared and the same team of specialist teachers work with both Nursery and Primary 1 children, providing another familiar face. All of this ensures that when the time comes to make the journey into school, they feel safe and confident in their surroundings.
" The transition from Nursery to school was seamless. Our daughter has taken to school like a duck to water"
Parent of a Primary 1 Child
In the term before they start Primary 1, children begin a more formal transition process. Primary 1 teachers regularly pop into Nursery rooms, to read stories, share Learning Books and enjoy a 1:1 chat with their class to be. Rooms are provided with school uniforms and bags for role play and for children who are asking about letters and numbers, the class teacher is on hand to ensure these are introduced correctly. Visits to their next classroom are eagerly anticipated and allow Nursery children to gain an insight into what will happen next. Some children take all of this in their stride, others require a little more support and teachers work closely with each child to make sure every Nursery child is ready to embrace the next stage of their ESMS journey.
Get in Touch
The best way to find out about our Nursery is to come along for a visit. Contact our Admissions Manager, Hannah Ireland, to book a personal tour:
Tel: +44(0)131 311 1115