Healthy preschool routines

Help your child create healthy routines and habits before they start school, from eating a nutritious breakfast every morning to getting a good night's rest.

A good start

A nutritious breakfast will help set your child up to have the best day possible at preschool. It will help them to concentrate and give them energy to play. It will also help them develop good eating patterns for the rest of their life.

Travelling to school

Whether you're walking or driving your child to preschool, read our handy travel safety reminders and share them with your child's carers, grandparents or anyone that might be taking your child to and from preschool.

The preschool will ask you to sign a register at the beginning and end of each day or session. Make sure you sign this register, which you can usually find at the preschool entrance.

A good night's sleep

Children need a good sleep each night to be able to cope with the adventures and fun of preschool. NSW Health recommends preschoolers (aged 3-5 years) get 10 to 13 hours of good quality sleep, which may include a nap, with consistent sleep and wake-up times.

A good sleep will help your child to:

  • pay attention and concentrate
  • problem solve and think of new ideas
  • play sensibly and enjoy their day.
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