Being 'school ready' means different things to different people, but it is simply about making sure that children are ready and have the support they need to meet the new and exciting challenges when they start school at the age of four.
Families, early years providers, health providers and schools are expected to work together to support children's development from birth to build their confidence, resilience and curiosity. This includes identifying areas where a child might need additional support.
In Warrington, we've adopted UNICEF's description of the three elements of school readiness:
- Ready children
- Ready families
- Ready services and schools.