Starting school is a big step. It is the beginning of your child’s educational journey. In New South Wales, children are able to start kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year.
But does this mean they are ready?
School readiness is about much more than age. It is about whether your child is emotionally and physically ready to face the challenges that come with starting school for the first time.
A difficult decision many parents face is whether to send their child to school or to hold them back, especially if their birthday falls towards the end of the year.