Transition information for childcare providers

Transition in Harrow

A revised transition document and process has been put in place. It is for children who are starting at school reception, transitioning from:

  • a Harrow nursery
  • pre-school
  • childminder 

These changes have been put in place in collaboration with schools and PVIs (private, voluntary and independent). They make it easy to provide details about the children to the schools in a way that's easy to extract. 

We use secure email with children’s information and. This complies with

  • the Data Protection Act 1998
  • the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – May 2018)

We follow the clear guidelines on the responsibilities of processing and controlling data.

The revised transition document is a recommendation rather than a requirement. Schools will also need to consider children who are not currently with a Harrow provider, for example:

  • children aligned with Early Support Hubs
  • children aligned with Children's centres
  • those who are out of borough

Information can be sent to schools in other formats, choosing an alternative transfer of information.