School Readiness

School Readiness Squads

At our School Readiness Squads (or “Big School Squads ” as the children call them), we practice foundation skills for school in a group setting to help prepare children for a happy transition to the classroom and school playground.

The group will target some key gross and fine motor skills such as:

  • Games and activities to help develop the skills for learning.
  • Fine motor skills to support the development of handwriting
  • Strength and stamina including core stability
  • Balance, climbing and ball/visual tracking skills

With a focus on increasing:

  • Confidence with classroom activities and playground equipment
  • Social skills and communication with peers
  • Self-esteem and confidence in a small and safe environment
  • Organisation and independence

The next School Readiness Squad will commence on Friday the 18th of August 2023. Please contact us at The Kids Place to book a place for your child. Please note this group will operate with even one child.

5 Consecutive Weeks


These squads are run during school holidays or term time as demand requires. Please contact us at for information about upcoming groups.