The following update comes courtesy of Early Years Scotland:
Scotland’s first National Position Statement on Transitions has been published.
Early Years Scotland was one of several key organisations involved in developing and preparing the statement, and Chief Executive, Jean Carwood-Edwards, a contributing author.
The statement highlights the importance of planning for and managing transitions, mainly into school from Early Learning and Childcare, effectively and positively.
It emphasises that transitions should be regarded as a tremendous opportunity as opposed to being something difficult that children have to get through, and that the whole family be involved in transition activity as parents and families go through the transition as well as the child.
The statement, which lists six key principles and makes eight recommendations, can be downloaded here.