Settling Children in Preschool – Resource Pack


This settling in pack is ideal to get educators prepared for the new pre-school year. The pack contains a number of suggested activities which are designed by our expert early years team to promote children's self-expression, sense of belonging and social skills through fun and creative activities. The aim is for children to build a positive connection with their new environment and the educators working with them. The pack also contains two songs “Welcome to Our Preschool Day” and “Name Chant”. Singing the same welcome songs creates a sense of predictability and comfort, helping children feel secure and reducing anxiety in preschool. Consistent morning routines such as a familiar welcome song helps children settle into the day.

Each activity in this pack clearly outlines links to the Themes and Learning Goals of Aistear, the Early Years Curriculum Framework. This makes it easier for educators by reducing the burden and time it takes to plan and record activities meaning they can spend more time playing and building up relationships with the children.

Twenty Welcome Tips – Every child's settling-in process is unique, so it is important to be patient, understanding, and flexible in adapting to their needs. A nurturing environment that prioritises their emotional well-being will help children feel secure and excited about their preschool experience. These tips are designed to foster a smooth transition and ensuring children feel comfortable, confident and supported from the very beginning.

Twenty Visual Aids are included in this pack which are helpful in providing children with a sense of familiarity and predictability in their new preschool room. Visual aids can promote understanding and create a comforting environment for children to play and learn, especially during the early days as they settle in.

Printable Resources
This pack is accompanied by printable resources such as emotion cards and routine cards which are referred to in the activities. Once printed these can be used and adapted throughout the year to further support children.

Please Note: This is a downloadable product. Upon placing your order, you will immediately receive an email containing a link to download your product. Please be aware that this link has an expiration period of 180 days. Ensure that you download the product before the link expires!

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