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  • Writer's pictureBethany Powell

School Readiness at Pippa’s House Nursery

Updated: Apr 10

All parents want to provide their children with the best possible start in life. One crucial decision many parents face is whether to send their child to nursery before they start primary school. While it might seem like an optional extra, nursery education offers numerous benefits that lay a strong foundation for a child's academic, social, and emotional development. Let’s explore the advantages of sending your child to Pippa’s House Nursery for a term before they embark on their primary school journey.



  1. Smooth transition: Entering the structured environment of primary school can be a significant change for young children. Nursery provides an ideal stepping stone, easing the transition from home to a formal educational setting. By spending time in nursery, children become familiar with routines, rules, and interacting with peers and teachers. This familiarity helps them feel more comfortable and confident when they enter primary school, reducing anxiety and ensuring a smoother transition.

  2. Social development: Nursery provides valuable opportunities for children to develop social skills essential for navigating the wider world. In nursery, children learn how to interact with others, share, take turns, and communicate effectively. These social interactions lay the groundwork for forming friendships, resolving conflicts, and collaborating with classmates in primary school and beyond. By fostering positive social relationships early on, nursery helps children develop the interpersonal skills they'll need throughout their lives.

  3. Emotional well-being: Attending nursery can have a positive impact on children's emotional well-being. It offers a nurturing environment where children feel supported, valued, and encouraged to express themselves. Through play, exploration, and guided activities, children learn to regulate their emotions, build resilience, and develop a sense of confidence and self-esteem. This emotional resilience serves them well as they navigate the challenges and successes of primary school and beyond.


4. Cognitive development: Nursery education isn't just about play; it's also about laying the groundwork for academic success. In nursery, children engage in age-appropriate activities that stimulate their cognitive development, such as storytelling, early numeracy, and pre-writing skills. These activities help children develop language, literacy, and numeracy skills essential for future learning. By exposing children to a rich learning environment from an early age, nursery fosters a love of learning and curiosity that carries over into primary school.


5. Independence and self-help skills: One of the key objectives of nursery education is to promote independence and self-help skills in children. From learning to dress themselves to tidying up after playtime, children in nursery gradually learn to take care of themselves and their belongings. These skills not only enhance children's confidence and self-esteem but also prepare them for the greater independence expected in primary school. By mastering everyday tasks in nursery, children gain the confidence to tackle new challenges and take ownership of their learning journey.



The decision to send your child to Pippa’s House before primary school is an investment in their future success. Nursery education provides a supportive environment where children can develop essential social, emotional, and cognitive skills that set the stage for academic achievement and personal growth. 

Pippa’s House Nursery offers a structured programme of activities designed to support your child’s school readiness. There is no registration fee chargeable for this one term offer, and we take all forms of government funding. Whether you are looking for full time or part time, give us a call to discuss how we can help your child develop the skills and confidence they need to excel in primary school and beyond.



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