New! ‘Prepare for Preschool’ Pack Now Available!

New! Our 'Prepare for Preschool Pack' is now available to purchase on the Early Years Shop! This pack has been designed by the Early Years experts and award winning Canavan Byrne. It was created in response to a requirement from services to help parents prepare their children for preschool. This pack can be sent to parents over the Summer holidays.

Many children who begin preschool in September spent their early months and years at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These children had little chance of socialising in play groups or play dates as the country was in lockdown. Due to this there has been a rise in anxiety for families around supporting children with the transition to preschool.

Communicating with Families

The idea of this new pack is to give families support on how to help and guide their children with this transition. This includes how to prepare children on the lead up to the first day, how to support ongoing transition, how to support an upset child, lunchbox ideas, and what to bring.

As the pack includes many visual aids it is also beneficial for families where English is not the first language. Furthermore, the pack includes a Welcome Letter Template that services can customise for their requirements. The service logo can be uploaded on the letter and you can add and delete text where needed. This template can be used over and over when you are welcoming new families to the service.

Prepare for Preschool Pack - FREE For EYRF Members!

The great news for EYRF paying members is that this new 'Prepare for Preschool' Pack is FREE! Simply ensure you are logged into the shop, add the pack to your basket and check out to avail of the full savings of €25.00! If you are not already a member of the Early Years Resource Factory you can sign up here.

For a small monthly fee the Early Years Resource Factory gives early years services access to an unlimited amount of printables, records, notices and templates. It also gives services access to a monthly newsletter and family notice, and a library of Aistear based curriculum activities. You can carry out a FREE one week trial if you would like to know more about this service here.

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