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Starting primary school: supporting your child

Getting your child ready for starting primary school can feel like a big step, so it’s understandable if you’re feeling nervous about this new chapter in their life. You’re not the only one, and it’s likely that your child will be feeling a mix of emotions too.

Take a look at this video to see some of the key skills you can work on together with your child, so that you’re both feeling happy and confident when their first day arrives:

Click here to read a transcript of this video.

Useful links

Health for Under 5’s – Skills for starting school

Health for Under 5’s – Download your ‘ready for school’ reward chart

Health for Under 5’s – We’re ready for school

Page last reviewed: 05-07-2022

Next review due: 05-07-2025