My daughter is in year three now and is fairly happy at school (most days), she’d rather be at home, but wouldn’t we all.
A child doesn’t legally have to be in school (or education otherwise) until the term after their 5th Birthday. I decided that my daughter wouldn’t start school before that point. There was no way a school setting was ready for her. I wrote this poem on the day she could have started school.
“You wanted me in school today,
I should be on my way.
But I’m fast asleep in bed, you see
I’m not going, we’re not having it your way.
I’m only 4, I want to play,
That’s all I’m doing today.
Another year to grow and shine,
A chance to be a child
For days of fun and freedom,
Out playing in the wild.
When I’m five I think I’ll thrive
And be ready for that day,
But as you see me with my teddy,
At just turned 4,
I’m not quite ready…”
Whatever decision you make for your child, remember you know them best. If you have a summer born child and are ever told you cant do what I did, please get in touch and I will help you as much as time allows.