If it’s nearly time to send your little one off to nursery – we feel your pain. It’s up there with moving house and starting a new job on the stress scale, but it really doesn’t have to be.
It goes without saying that the first day of school can become quite a dramatic affair – not only for the children involved, but also for their parents, anxious to leave their beloved offspring to deal with the educational reality on their own. A careful preparation for the big day will ensure that the child's first steps towards independence are easy to cope with for both parties involved. Here's a comprehensive selection of some necessary steps to follow in order to make the first day of school more exciting and less stressful.