Preparing your child for their first day of school in September totals over £166 on average for each child, a recent survey reveals.
The study compiled a shopping list of items that parents can expect to purchase for their child’s first day of school. The survey asked parents, with kids aged 4 to 6 year, how much they spent when preparing their children for their first day, as well as what items they actually purchased.
Here’s what parents have been paying, according to MyVoucherCodes.co.uk:
- School uniform – £70
- PE kit – £20
- Shoes – £15
- School bag – £12
- Pencil case and pencil case contents – £17
- Reading material – £11.85
- Hair cut – £12
- Lunch box – £9
Grand total: £166.85. Ouch.
How much do you expect to pay to prepare your child for school?