Is my child ready to start school? How can I help my child to succeed at school?

No matter how much we want our children to be ready to start formal learning, some are not ready when our education system expects them to be. Also, due to the ‘push down’ of formal learning into early years, sometimes we need extra support in helping our children cope while at school. The range of school starting ages, even amongst Western countries demonstrates the complexity of these issues. This page has some useful resources on helping know when children are ready for school and in supporting them in their learning.