The letter arrived last week – a slightly more exciting letter than others I have received lately! The one where they say your little baby son (or daughter) is now old enough to apply for a place at school. A place in Reception Class. I am filled with a mixture of excitement that my son is growing up and gets the chance to learn and grow even more, and dread about making the wrong choice.
How do you make a choice like that? Maybe I am making this too big a deal. I feel like it is something that takes me from the ranks of baby and toddler wrestler into the ranks of proper parent. You know – one of those mums at the school gate. It will bring with it amazing opportunities but also new challenges, as I learn to support my little man through all the ups and downs of school life.
So what I would like to ask all you school mums out there is this – what advice would you give me now? What things should I take into account when choosing a school? And what should I take advantage of whilst I still have my little boy at home with me? Tell me now so I don’t miss out or mess up! PLEASE!!!