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Time Saving Tips for the Morning School Run 

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School mornings can be difficult and sometimes chaotic. With the best will, all families can fall prey to disorganisation and it’s tricky to come back from one bad start – that tends to affect the whole day! This independent girls’ school in London encourages punctuality – it’s a very important part of a child’s education and it’s never too early to help your child learn the importance of being on time.

Here are some time-saving tips to help you and your child prepare for school mornings and to minimise stress.

Preparation

It really is the key. A lot of the most time-consuming tasks which take up the morning are things which can actually be completed the evening before. Preparation of clothing is a key tip – make sure all clothes are clean and laid out ready to wear, this includes socks!

Lunch is another job which can be prepped the evening before. Pack things well and they’ll be fresh in the morning. Accessories need to be accounted for the evening before too. This includes shoes, bags, equipment, books, games kits and wet weather gear.

Discuss and plan with your child

Talk to your child about what they can do to help. Make sure you’re both on the same page by going over the morning routine and ensure they understand what is expected of them. Let them know how things can easily go awry when just one part of the morning routine is neglected. 

Transport

Walking, driving, cycling – however you get to school make sure you have a contingency plan too. What if it’s snowing? Can you still get to school? Try to have a backup plan in place wherever possible. 

It might be a good idea to talk to other parents who live near to you, so that you can arrange to support one another in times of difficulty. Ensuring your child gets into the good habit of punctuality and that they understand how to manage their time is a vital part of ensuring their success at school.

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