Starting nursery or school – all you need to know before your child’s first day

Be prepared for your child’s first day with our guides to starting nursery and school, plus have some fun with our school-run mum round-ups!


Eek! The new school year is almost here, and if you’re sending your child to nursery or to school for the first time, you’re sure to have as many butterflies in your stomach as your child. But rest assure your child – and you – will be fine. We’ve compiled must-read guides, to help you both negotiate that big milestone with ease…


Starting nursery – your essential guide – all the advice, tips and coping strategies to ensure your child enjoys nursery.

Starting school – your essential guide – info and expert tips to help your child prepare for their first day at school and the days that follow.

Guide to head lice and nits one of the least glamorous things about being the mum of a school child! Here’s how to recognise them and how get rid of them.

What to buy for school and nursery – from school uniforms to nursery bag essentials, here’s what to add to your shopping list.

Healthy lunchbox recipes – there’s not a sandwich in sight here! Easy, fun school lunch ideas, plus lots of tips on packaging food and keeping it fresh and tasty for lunchtime.

School-run mums – school isn’t all serious faces and worried, furrowed brows. Our fun guide will see you spotting classic parenting types with ease, and you might even find you fit one of the mummy stereotypes!


Celebrity mums do the school-run – check out the celeb mum styles, whether you want to steal their look or just have something to moan about with fellow mums at the school gate.

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