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    Timefortea
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    Hello! 😊

    I hope everyone has had a pleasant weekend🙂,

    I’m looking for advice on picking schools, my child starts school next year so I’m curious to know peoples experiences if anyone has the time to share.

    Firstly is it too early to start looking? I noticed within my local authority they release the paperwork later this week for September 2022 admissions.

    Also for those with children already in school, do they go to a breakfast club before the school start? I’m curious to know what time they start, I’m aware it will vary place to place.

    Good luck to all those who have children returning to school  or starting!😌

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    Andrew uk
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    Never too early. Your application needs to be in surprisingly early. Check your local authority website.

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    Andrew uk
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    You normally have to pay for breakfast club but yes maybe a good idea.

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    Timefortea
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    Thank you Andrew!

    I don’t have many choices near me, so with what you have said the earlier would be the best.

    I’m just nervous and excited 😆 , I know the line “they grow up so quick” is such a cliche at times but it’s so true.

    Mine doesn’t ever seem to be interested in breakfast anyway no matter what I offer, so I would hope that seeing other children eat breakfast will encourage mine.

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    Andrew uk
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    If she doesn’t eat she will be the only one! Peer pressure will mean she will eat. My son was the same. He didn’t eat much and of course went to school and at lunchtime everyone else was eating. My daughter starts school tomorrow. (Another story for another day!) Yes you do worry. It’s only natural. There are lots of books you could read with her (“Spot starts school” etc etc). You will miss her more than she will miss you. Don’t be tempted to hang around. It’s harder to leave her, turn around and go but it’s much easier that way. I made the mistake of waiting a few minutes and it becomes a habit. He loves school now and can’t wait to go. Seems such a difference from a few years ago. 

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    Timefortea
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    I think they all generally go through these phases but then saying that many of us adults aren’t breakfast people as it can be a bit too early. It’s just worrying as they are young and I want my child to get food in to start her off for the day.

    Yeah it’s already difficult to leave her at preschool but with preschool at least we get the updates during the day, I believe school is less like that.

    thanks once again Andrew 😊, I hope your daughter has a good first day and beyond!

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    Geoman
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    It really is never too early. My daughter visited the school with us so we could see how she reacted. The head gave us a tour and answered questions and my daughter was allowed to play with other children. There is a lot of information online – the school website, ofsted reports, other parents etc. If you have a lot of choice this could all take some time. Breakfast clubs could be provided by the school or could be run by a third party so check them out too. If you are able to visit some schools with the current restrictions then I would go for it and see which ones give you a good feeling.

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