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Feb 13th, 2015, 23:20 PM   #16
 
My age gap will be 21/22 mths between my baby 5 and this august baby 6 due
But they will be just a year apart in school years, the same as two of my older kids with just 13 mths gap, just seems madness!
 
 
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Feb 21st, 2015, 07:31 AM   #17
 
Ho ladies I know this is a bit of an old thread but wanted to just give sum advice if any is useful. I work in childcare. My sil n best friend r both teachers of reception. U can not apply any earlier than allowed by law no school can guarantee a place there shud b no lists it doesn't work Like that. Even attending the school nursery will not guarantee a place.

They don't have start school untill the term I believe before they turn 5 they have no legal rights to start before so it is up to you if u wish them to. I know that the reception teachers understand how hard it is n every individual child n age will b taken I to account.

my friends lo stated last Sept she was only 4 late July. She has attended mist days fall days but sometimes her mum felt she needed a half day or day off that is also allowed n no fine can b given as she isn't legally at school yet. So u can go with the flow a bit. Altho I highly recommended speaking to the schools in your Area about this n talking to them about how they help n encourage the little ones.

My lo will b born in Sept. I find this just as bad as both my nephews r Sept birthdays n one is so ready for school n can't legally go untill he is 5.

It is a minefield depending on birthdays, but u as the parent will always have the last say in ur child n in my opinion most if them r ready because if the nursery hrs that have received before. But go with ur instincts if u think they need more time at home that's fine too.

Hope some of it might have been helpful.

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Feb 21st, 2015, 07:35 AM   #18
 
Sorry that shud say after they turn 5 not before!!!

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Feb 27th, 2015, 20:43 PM   #19
 
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Hi,
I've not filled out any paperwork or anything he just has his name on the list for a call in August / September for us all to go have a look round the school
My friend works at the school and she said it's better to get your name on the list sooner rather than later
Scary really scary : (
Feeling a little better about it having talked to people and having your comments thanks all x
Do you live in England hon? If so it won't make any difference to have your name down as it's the local authority that allocate school places (not the school) and places are allocated based on the eligibility criteria. You will need to fill out the application form and submit between nov and jan as others have said. X
 
 

 
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Aug 8th, 2016, 08:07 AM   #20
 
My son will have also just turned 4 when he starts primary school it's daunting but I think he's ready for it, they're very good at adapting to change
 
 

 
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Sep 14th, 2016, 22:17 PM   #21
 
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Sorry that shud say after they turn 5 not before!!!

Michelle.x
I agree with you! It always better when the child goes to school in 5 or even 6, it will be easier for him to adapt.
 
 
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Sep 16th, 2016, 06:00 AM   #22
 
Personally, I believe that the ideal age of a child in going to school is at age 6 or 7. I also noticed that it is not advisable to sent kids to school early because we might be limiting their privilege to grow and develop under their good parenting skills.
 
 
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Sep 16th, 2016, 07:54 AM   #23
 
HI fi8rstliner, you raise an interesting point, our LO is 1 1/2 years old nearly and as we're moving house soon considering nursery places etc but at the same time I don't HAVE to put her in nursery as my husband works to pay the b8ills and Im currently stay at home mother. I see the benefits of adapting to social groups and more importantly being away from me as important more than the educational aspect but my hubby reckons enjoy the time with her until she starts school but I have grandparents saying that you dont want her confidence knocked if she's the only child tht hasnt done nursery when she starts school...tricky one...what are your thoughts? Our Lil madam is very sociable and not in the least bit shy so Im not concerned about her ability to adapt to change at all but want to do the right thing by her and if it sounds selfish, by myself too as I cant imagine going from 100% time with her to fulltime school...
 
 

 
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