Remote learning advice for parents and carers
Use these guidelines to help you and your child get set up for remote learning success.
Time spent on learning from home
Here is a suggested guide for how much time to spend on learning from home for each stage.
Guidelines for remote learning success
Follow your normal routine
Support your child to eat breakfast, brush their teeth and get dressed in the morning.
Set up your workspace
Help your child set up a quiet space at a desk or table where they can work. If your child is using a computer, refer to the Learning environment checklist.
Eating and drinking
Prepare snacks and meals outside of school hours so you and your child can grab ready-made food. Encourage your child to drink water throughout the day.
Schedule in breaks for you and your child to grab a snack or do some stretches.
Build in fun
Encourage your child to take some time to be creative. Draw, play with Legos or tune into the daily NSW Education livestream. For more ideas check out our list of activities for early learners and children in primary school.
Bookmark important pages like the Learning from Home hub where you’ll find learning resources and packages to use with your child.
Be flexible and work with your school during this challenging time. If you or your child are having trouble with a task, move onto something else.
If your child is young, don’t feel pressured to re-create a 6-hour school day.
Learning from home for your child
Check out Remote learning advice for your child.