Child Starting School? Here Is What To Expect

If your child is starting school this year, then you will probably be feeling a whole range of emotions. You have the thought of your child being away from you all day, mixed with their worries and fears of if the other children are going to be kind to your child, and if they are going to make friends. But there are also a lot of practical things to consider when it comes to your child starting school. The uniform, the lunch money, And projects that you will need to be involved in all things that new parents have to discover. But knowing that your child is receiving an excellent education, from people who care, should put your mind at rest. Here are some of the practical things that may crop up over time once your child starts school.

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So, of course, depending on where you live and which type of schooling you choose, there will be individual costs involved, even for “free“ education. Also, when you think you have everything in order and that you know exactly what you need to pay out over a year, there will still be careful here in there. These curveballs come in the form of school trips for school students, A pair of shoes that have grown out of too quickly, or even gifts for friends on their birthday. Don’t worry as you do tend to receive plenty of warning for these things, but there’s always a chance that you may get distracted and forget about certain things. The key to this is to have a planner of sorts, To ensure that you have everything in place with plenty of time to spare.



The equipment that you need to send your child to school with is usually quite simple and requires little effort. But occasionally, there will be a project that you don’t have the tools for. And of course, every child needs to have the opportunity to gain the equipment that they need. Making sure that your child has all the tools they need for school is essential. And that is something that you can get help with if necessary. You would be surprised how much equipment is required for a quick piece of homework, and how often these pieces of homework come home even at a young age.



Above all, the organisation of activities, plans, things that you need, and of course, the day-to-day planning of the Child’s routine, is going to require some effort. Some of us are more organised than others, and well that’s absolutely fine for your child to feel secure and have an excellent time in school, they will need to be supported, and a simple wall chart and diary with some reminders on your phone can make life so much easier for you. This is something that you will definitely want to do sooner rather than later.


Ultimately your child will have fun, learning not only their numbers and shapes but also how the world works, how friendships form, and how to take instruction from a teacher. And even though it may feel as though sending him to school will be a test of your parenting up to this point, everybody has your best interests at heart, and the children generally thrive once they have settled in.


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

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