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Preparing for Success: How Our Preschool Nursery & Forest School Set the Stage for School Readiness

Are you a parent in Godalming or Haslemere and surrounds with a little one close to taking their first steps into the world of formal education? If so, you're likely thinking about school readiness and how to best prepare your child for this exciting transition. At Sunny Days Nursery and Forest School, we understand the significance of this milestone and are here to support you and your child every step of the way.


Why School Readiness Matters

School readiness is not just about being academically prepared; it encompasses a broad range of skills and abilities that set the foundation for a successful educational journey. These include:

Social Skills: Learning how to interact with peers, share, take turns, and resolve conflicts peacefully.

Emotional Intelligence: Developing self-awareness and the ability to express emotions in a healthy way.

Independence: Gaining confidence in handling daily tasks like dressing, eating, and using the toilet independently.

Language and Communication: Building vocabulary, listening skills, and the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly.

Cognitive Skills: Developing problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and a love for learning.


At Sunny Days we believe that a well-rounded approach to school readiness is essential. Here's how our unique setting supports children in preparing for school:

1. The Power of Play in Our Forest School

At our Forest School, we embrace the benefits of outdoor learning. Nature provides a rich and stimulating environment for children to explore, learn, and develop critical skills. Activities such as building shelters, identifying plants and animals, and navigating the natural world enhance problem-solving abilities and foster a sense of curiosity.

2. Nurturing Social and Emotional Growth

In our nurturing environment, we prioritise emotional intelligence and social skills. Through group activities, collaborative projects, and open communication, children learn to express themselves, empathise with others, and build strong relationships with their peers.

3. Language and Literacy Development

Effective communication is vital for school success. Our experienced educators encourage language development through story time, discussions, and creative expression. This helps children build a strong foundation in literacy and prepares them for reading and writing.

4. Holistic Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded educational experience. We incorporate maths, science, art, music, and physical activities into our daily routines. This approach fosters a love for learning and ensures that children are prepared for the diverse subjects they will encounter in school.

5. Transition Support

Transitioning to school can be intimidating for both children and parents. We offer support and guidance to families to make this process as smooth as possible. Our experienced team provides information about local schools, helps with the application process, and hosts transition events to ease the transition for both children and parents.


At Sunny Days, we believe that school readiness is about more than academics; it's about nurturing the whole child. We are dedicated to preparing children in Brook, Godalming, Haslemere and beyond for a successful educational journey by focusing on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.


If you're looking for a preschool that prioritises school readiness and provides a nurturing, enriching environment, we invite you to visit us at The Pirrie Hall in Brook. Let's embark on this exciting journey together and prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.


Contact Gemma to learn more about how we support school readiness. sunnydaysbrook@gmail.com | 01428 772898





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