Worries about returning to school

Prepare your child

It’s important to prepare your child for their return to school in a way that makes them feel safe and heard.

Share any resources that the school provide to support their return, such as booklets, videos, or website resources.

Discuss what differences they might find when they go back, so that they feel fully prepared.

Try to involve your child in planning for their return to school. For example, include them in school uniform checks, preparing equipment, and ticking off checklists.

Maybe you can provide your child with a visual countdown for their return to school. Like with an advent calendar before Christmas, they can anticipate the event.