Reading time: 4 minutes
Suitable for: Families of primary-age children
You want your child to have a successful start to school. It's a huge milestone for them.
Some children have had years of experience at nursery or pre-school. For others, it’s the first time they’ve been in the structured educational setting of a school.
It can also be a hard change for you as a parent. Your child is growing up and moving away from being completely reliant on your care. You may feel anxious about whether they’re ready for school, or wish you could keep them at home for a bit longer.
1: Preparing for a great start to school
Involve your child with preparations for school. They will enjoy getting to choose classroom essentials like a new water bottle and bag. It creates excitement about starting. They can help you arrange their new uniform in their drawer and decide where their school equipment should be kept.