Milton Park Primary School

Every day a learning adventure

EYFS applications and new starters


Shortly after National offers day all of our new EYFS starters will receive a big envelope with a letter inviting them to an afternoon to play at school, a welcome postcard from our Headteacher Mrs Jordan and some important information for their grown ups.



We know how important it is for the children (and their families) to get to know the school before the first day so these are our transition activities that will help you feel ready for the exciting big step you child is about to make.

  • Stay and play sessions

You and your child will be invited to one of our two informal sessions. You and your child will have the chance to meet other families and play in our hall. Key staff will be on hand to say 'hello' and get to know you all more personally. (The dates of the sessions are Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th June 1.30-2.45pm.)

  • New Parents' Information Evening

A welcome from Mrs Jordan, our Headteacher, will be followed a short information talk by Mrs Backler, the EYFS and Key stage 1 leader who will be talking about the transition timeline into school, sharing information about uniform, school meals and will explain what the first few weeks at Milton Park will be like for your child.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the classrooms, meet the EYFS staff and ask any questions you might have, no question is ever too small! (The date is Tuesday 11th June at 6pm.)

  • Shuffle up!

In July the whole school 'shuffles up' to their next class and spends several days working with their new teacher in their new classroom. During these three days, EYFS children will be invited to spend up to 3 morning or afternoon sessions with their new teacher in class. (Dates to be confirmed at 11th June meeting)

  • 1:1 meetings

In September , we allocate a couple of days of term 1to parents meetings. This is a chance for you and your child to visit the school and meet the teachers and support staff in class. You can ask us any last questions that you may have and tell us all that you think we need to know about your child. It can feel like a long Summer when you are excited to start school so this is a good reminder of all the fun about to happen!

  • Part-time timetable

We recognise that children are often used to long days at pre-school and that adults often have work commitments but we also think it is vital that the start of school is positive and that no child feels overwhelmed. For the first few weeks, we split classes into mornings/afternoons so that they get lots of adult interaction and positive opportunities to meet and make new friends. This is repeated in week two but with all children staying for a school lunch and by week three the aim is that the children will begin full time.

You way feel at the end of this induction  that your child is still not quite ready to be full time. If this is the case, we can work with you to ensure your child feels comfortable and extend the induction, if necessary. 

  • Bookbags

We are very lucky to share that the 'Friends of Milton Park' group, have kindly donated a bookbag for each child to start school with. They are a fundraising group who work very hard raising money for the children in the form of discos, school fayres, Christmas treats and much much more and are always looking for more parents and carers to join their ranks, just speak to Mrs Moger in the office if you would like to help!

We can't wait to show you around our caring and beautiful school. Give us a call or send us an e-mail to arrange a visit.

 OFSTED said

' Leaders ensure that pupils receive high-quality pastoral support. Pupils feel that staff will support them with any problem they have. Consequently, pupils feel safe because staff care for and nurture them. Leaders ensure that pupils learn to read as soon as they start school.'

OFSTED March 2022

Early Years Foundation Stage –Vision statement 


‘Every day a learning adventure’


  • we aim to give the children the best start to their school life and inspire lifelong learning  
  • we provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where everyone is valued and their views respected
  • we encourage the children to have high expectations of themselves and have a good understanding of how they learn through the EYFS characteristics of learning
  • we strive to develop positive relationships with the children, their families and the wider community to enable all children to achieve their full potential
  • we plan and deliver a curriculum, using the EYFS framework, to enable all children to achieve good progress from their starting points
  • we aim provide a balance of child- initiated, adult led and quality child/adult interactions that encourage children to be independent as well as to collaborate effectively with their peers
  • we value the importance of play and aim to provide quality learning provocations both in the classroom and in the outdoor environment as well as a variety of relevant, challenging, and stimulating first hand experiences

How to help your child have a smooth transition into school

Take a look around EYFS at Milton Park

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