Starting school is a huge step for children and their whānau. The time that children spend in an early childhood centre equips them with many skills as a learner, which leads to a smooth transition to school.

Early childhood education develops:
• Independence
• Self-help skills
• A sense of responsibility towards themselves and towards others
• Language and communication skills
• Early mathematics and literacy skills

These skills help children to prepare for more formal education.
The centre staff can provide you with more information about your local schools. Teachers will actively support you and your child with this important next step.

Teachers document learning stories that outline the progress your child is making in their learning journey and these can be shared with school staff to ensure a smooth transition.