School Readiness Programme

Funded by Innovate UK

School readiness is the term we use to describe all the things that happen around a very important time for lots of four and five year olds – starting school. 

We know that starting school is a scary time for children AND parents so join Embers and his friends as they explore all the ways to get ready physically, emotionally and socially for their first day of school.

Episode: Well Done Everyone!

Watch the episode below with your child, and then please look at our resources below for worksheets, activities and tips to help prepare your child for the big day.


Physical Skills

Practical skills like washing hands, using a knife & fork and getting dressed are all important when starting school. Check out our helpful hacks for learning how.

Social Skills

More then just making friends, social skills include kind words, turn taking and much more. Have fun with your little one practicing some of these at home.

Emotional Skills

Starting school is a big step and getting ready emotionally is really important. Find out more with some top tips on how you can help your little one prepare.