Enabling Transition

Programme Introduction

The Enabling Transition programme will provide the early childhood educator with practical, jargon free guidance on how to compile transition reports that are unique to each child.

The programme consists of 4 short components for you to digest, discuss with colleagues and use to inform your practice. If you are a parent, looking to understand a little more about preparing your child for primary school, this programme will also provide you with lots of useful information.

1. The Importance of Positive Transition from pre-school to primary school

2. A Learning Partnership – the child, parents, previous and new educator

3. Good Pedagogy Practice to enable smooth transitions

4. Compiling Transition Reports (practical report writing).

Practical supporting handouts are available  for download and print in the users Reference Document section. 


Programme Content

  • Highlights the key role that properly managed transitions have on the child’s well-being and future capacity to learn.
  • Describes preparing children as a joint effort between the Educator, the child, parents and the new teacher.
  • Preparation for transitions from the Educator perspective – preparing the child, informing parents and connecting with the new teacher.
  • Provides the Educator with prompts for making comments under each Aistear learning theme in the transition report.
Key Learning Outcomes

The importance of a positive transition from Pre-School to Primary School’. Educators will develop an understanding of why the way in which transitions are prepared for and handled is key to how children will cope with change and transition throughout their lives.

‘A learning partnership’. The learning from this will inform the educator of the different role each partner has to play in the process.

‘Good Pedagogy Practice to enable Smooth Transitions’. The learning from this piece ensures that educators can plan ahead and contains a range of practical curriculum activity ideas to nurture children's emotional strength and resillience. 

‘Compiling Transition Reports’. Educator learning from this piece is a completely practical ‘HOW TO’ guide to completing a transition report based on evidence collected through learning stories and observations. Supporting handouts are provided.  



02 Hours


Presentation with video/audio

Easy to follow components

Downloadable reference documents

Test multiple choice questions

Certificate of Completion

Notes for the course

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