Childcare lays the way for move to ‘big school’

Children who have had the benefit of quality childcare and early learning are more likely to make an easy transition to school.

Children need basic skills by the time they start school. They should know how to hold a pencil, open a lunchbox, open and shut a water bottle and pack away books. They also need the ability to handle events that can make them angry, sad or frustrated. School requires them to know how to sit still, listen to a teacher, be open to new experiences, take turns and share.