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Is your child starting primary school in September 2024?

The deadline for applications is today!
Please go online for your own local authority and fill in the form online. Did you know….
* Put as many choices as possible on the form. Don’t just put one! If you don’t, you risk being given a school which is far away from where you live if you don’t get your first choice.
* If your child is summer born, you can apply to have their entry deferred or offset. This needs to be done via admissions, once a place has been allocated.
* If you are waiting for a place in a special school, please also complete a mainstream application as a back up. If not, the authority could consult with the nearest mainstream schools to you, without asking your preference.
* If your child has an EHCP, make sure you tell them this on the online form. This will usually help your child to be a top priority in terms of admissions.
* If there is an EHCNA request being processed for your child, put on the form that an EHCNA has been requested. It may help your child’s case….
Concerned that your child may not be school ready? Get in touch- there is lots of time to prepare your child, if you can get the help they need NOW ! or 07746 756871.

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It’s transition time already!

It’s transition time already! Is your child visiting their new class, teacher or school this week?
Most children are exceptionally resilient. It’s us adults who worry for them! Try to help them through this exciting but challenging time by being as open and supportive as possible with your child.
They may be worried about an issue that hadn’t even occurred to you!
I am currently involved in transition meetings every day-supporting children and families to make the transition to school. I hope I can help your child and your family.
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Will my child cope at school?

Will my child cope at school? Since the announcement of school places in April, many parents are concerned that their child won’t cope or is not ready.
Did you know that if your child is summer born, you can apply to delay their start into Reception? This needs to be done after you have been offered a school place and in agreement with the local authority, via admissions. This is your decision entirely-not anyone else’s.
Children do not legally have to start school until they are of statutory school age (the term after their fifth birthday).
Have a look at this…
Don’t forget-if you are worried about your child in any way-emotionally, developmentally or educationally, give me a call. We can chat your worries through for ten minutes-for free!
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New Year, New Start!

First five parents to contact me can receive their report at half price!
Now that the Christmas holidays are over, many parents find that having spent more time with their child makes their difficulties become more obvious. Do you have a child under 11 years? Are you worried about their behaviour or development? Need advice about how to help them and who to turn to next?
I am a qualified Teacher and SENCo, with 28 years experience in helping children and their families, to get the help they need.
I can help with any of the following issues with your child:
– Behaviour issues
– Child mental health including anxiety
– Special Educational Needs
– Legislation regarding children with special educational needs
– Developmental delays
– Learning disability
– Parenting
– Problems accessing support for your child
I will spend 10 minutes having an initial discussion over the phone. I will then arrange a video call to discuss the issues around your child.
I will then write a bespoke report, specifically tailored to the needs of your child. This will include offering recommendations as well as signposting you to other professionals who may be able to help.
Please view my website below for further information:
Call now! I can’t wait to help you and your child.
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Getting your child back into a routine for school

Are you a parent faced with the challenges of trying to get your child back into a routine, ready for school?
I would suggest drawing out or writing a ‘morning map’ with your child, to remind them what to do at each step of the getting ready process. This will avoid you having to keep telling them what to do, each day.
Have a read of the article from BBC Bitesize.
Worried about your child’s behaviour at home? Call me for a free ten minute chat! 07746756871 or email me at
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