If your child starting school soon you might be wondering what you can do to prepare them to help them settle in.

Start talking about school

Take your child on a pre-visit, lots of schools offer them. Afterwards talk with them about the visit. Can they remember what the teacher said? It will help have a sense of what might happen on their first day.

Ask them what they will need to remember to pack in their school bag? The more talk about the whole experience of being at school the more they will have rehearsed it in their minds and the more confident they will feel.

Chat to siblings and friends

Speaking with siblings or friends can give a child a different point of view. They may ask what it is like to make new friends or have a new teacher.