Prepare a list of everything needed for returning to school and make sure it's needed, not just wanted! There are some great stationery supplies at Swift Business Solutions
Ensure that bedtime routines start a couple of weeks before returning to school, set a time for bed and stick to it - they'll need all the sleep they can get once the busy term begins!
Get back into routine by making sure everything is ready the night before - lunches, bags packed, uniforms ready!
Ensure the child has emergency telephone numbers and the school has them too - be prepared for any eventuality.
Make sure you talk about the child's day - keep up to date with all the daily gossip! A healthy interest may help you spot anything untoward or help prevent any problems that may escalate further down the line
Set a routine for when homework, play, downtime, dinner and bed occur each day (adjust depending on child's age!)
Check out local after school clubs and activities and organisations that can help provide support in the local area such as Our Place Community Hub - you can find events and organisations on our website!