Start of the Day – Reception class children

In the early days of starting in the Reception Class your child may like your help in hanging up their belongings in the cloakroom each morning but many children after the first few weeks will manage this independently.

Your feelings will guide your child’s emotions. If you approach your child’s first day with confidence that they’ll be fine, using positive words about school and loving attention, their anxieties will be reduced.

Saying goodbye at school may be emotional for all parents. But try to send your child off with a smile and a wave along with the reassurance that you’ll be there to collect them later. Remember even distressed children settle very quickly once you’re gone, so make your leave loving but brief. If you’re particularly worried it’s OK to phone us later to check your child has settled.