On the first morning, try to allow plenty of time so that you do not have to rush your child to get dressed, and also to have time for a drink and some breakfast.
Sometimes children appear tearful when leaving you in the morning, but will be perfectly happy within minutes once they see the interesting activities there are.
Starting school can be exhausting – emotionally, physically, socially and mentally – so do not be surprised if your child comes home feeling tired. A meal, a bath, a cuddle and a story before getting them to bed early will be a great help.
Most children settle into school quickly and happily, but if there are any problems, or you are worried about anything, please ask. Things are usually easily sorted out, particularly if dealt with in good time. If there is any real problem we will, of course, talk to you about it.
One last thing – please try not to compare children. They all develop at different rates and you can be sure that if you talk to, and encourage, your child by listening to them, they will make the most of their opportunities in school.