Primary school routines

For primary school age kids, and especially kindy kids, a routine will help both you and your child make each day the best it can be.

The importance of keeping routines

Kindergarten children can get very tired at night because they are doing so many new and exciting things. For this reason it helps if you keep routines like bath time, meals and reading routines as regular as possible. It’s important to leave time for your child to play and get a good night’s sleep each night.

School drop off

At first, you might like to stay for a while until your child feels secure at school. When your child has settled into school, a short and reassuring goodbye encourages independence. Let them know who will pick them up at the end of the day.

School pick up

When school finishes each day, your child’s class will gather at a regular place. Your child’s teacher will wait with the children. Make sure your child and their teacher know who will be collecting them each afternoon. Children can get upset if the person picking them up comes late. Check with their teacher about the best time to arrive in the afternoon and where to stand.

Outside of school hours care

Services that care for children outside of school hours and vacation care are often run from schools or near schools. Your school can give you information about these services in your area.

The Child Care Benefit helps eligible families with the cost of child care for outside of school hours care and vacation care.

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