Tag Archives: starting school

Emotional preparation for starting school – Guest post

Penny Tassoni, President of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, gives us some invaluable tips for preparing your child, emotionally, for that very important first day at big school.  Netmums also has lots more information on both Starting School and going … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: When I was 5 I ran away from school…

For many of us this week is back to school week. We loved seeing all the pictures of your little darlings in their new school uniforms and shiny shoes. This lovely story from ‘The real life of a narrowboat wife’ … Continue reading

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The playground – it’s a jungle out there!

“Early to bed with newly ironed uniform laid out and carefully packed new bags all ready to go but sleep just wouldn’t come. My tummy fluttered with nerves, my half awake dreams were shaky and troubled. I tossed and turned … Continue reading

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Top Tips for starting school

Today’s blog is from Clara Vulliamy, writer and illustrator of children’s books. She is a mum of two and loves (amongst other things) doodling, chocolate buttons, cardigans and train journeys. Clare also has a beautiful and brilliantly written blog, Sunny … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: ‘From folding newborn clothes to hanging up her first school uniform…’

This weeks Blog of the Week has touched a nerve with lots of us here at Netmums and we’re sure it will with you too. Butwhymummywhy? has been uniform shopping and it has caused some unexpected emotions to surface… You can … Continue reading

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Getting ready to start school by Christine from Thinly Spread

With the new term rapidly approaching for most of the UK (Scotland are already back) many of us are facing the prospect of small children starting school for the first time and older children changing class or school. Shop windows … Continue reading

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