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.
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!
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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