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Supporting your child's transition early learning and childcare or primary 1

Starting early learning and childcare or primary school is normally a time of great excitement for children and their families. It can also be a worrying time as children move from familiar people and surroundings to new settings. We may worry about how they will cope and settle. COVID-19 has suddenly presented new challenges the likes of which we would never have considered possible a short time ago. We understand that, If your child is due to start a new setting or school, it will undoubtedly be a particularly worrying and uncertain time for you and your child. Education Scotland is working with the Scottish Government, local authorities, early learning and childcare (ELC) and school staff to help plan support for you and your child. Keeping you informed is vital. This collection of links and resources will be continually updated and aims to connect you to the latest help and advice as we all work together to ensure your child can have a safe and happy transition to their new ELC setting or primary school.