Starting school is not just about the first day - it is a process that happens over time.
It starts when children and families first think about going to 'big school', and continues as children settle into their school environment and adjust to new relationships, rules and routines.
Some children adjust quickly to school, and others take many months. It can be a time of great excitement, but also a time of potential challenge and stress for children and their families.
Children will make many transitions during their lives, and supporting them in this important milestone will have long-term benefits.