Kindy Kick Off

School Readiness Group

Learning the skills to help your child thrive in kindy.

We offer a school readiness group for children entering kindergarten. This group typically runs in school holidays at our Frenchs Forest or Forestville centres.

What are school readiness skills:

  • Pre-literacy skills (to help your child read and spell next year)
  • Sound and letter awareness
  • Playing with syllables
  • Following instructions
  • Book reading foundations
  • Talking about your day
  • Making friends
  • Learning resilience
  • Clear speech sounds

What is School Readiness?

School Readiness describes the skills a child needs to start school well. Starting school is an exciting step in every child’s development. It can also be a big step in every parent’s development! Common questions parents have about their child’s school readiness might be…

  • How will they go making new friends?
  • Are they emotionally ready for big playgrounds and lots of kids?
  • Will they be able to follow a teacher’s instructions?
  • My child still makes pronunciation mistakes, what happens if they can’t be understood?
  • Are their language skills age-appropriate? Will they be able to ask the questions they need to?
  • What are literacy skills should they have before they start?
  • How young is too young?

School Readiness summaries these questions and concerns into four areas. Speech Development, Receptive Language, Expressive Language and Pre-literacy skills. These four areas are targeted in our School Readiness Group to assist children with their massive transition from preschool to Kindy.

Key details for our next School Readiness Group

When: 1:15 PM to 3:15PM on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th January 2024

Where: Talkshop Frenchs Forest Clinic – Building 2/49 Frenchs Forest Rd E, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

What to bring: Bag with a labelled water bottle, snacks (nut free, please make sure your child has eaten breakfast before they come to the group)

Other school holiday groups you may be interested in:

  • Lego Lovers Group (23th-25th January 2024, 10am – 12pm)

What else is around:

If you have any questions about our school holiday groups, email us at or give us a call on (02) 7209 3838