WSA TV: "Is My Child Ready for School?"

When children return to school next September, the youngest cohort will be doing so for the very first time. How can parents evaluate whether their children are ready for the change? asks the experts...
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We are excited to introduce a second series of WSA TV, kickstarting the season with a look at a topic that we know is of paramount importance to many parents: “Is My Child Ready for School?”

We all know just how valuable and impactful children’s early childhood experiences are. Deciding whether our little ones area ready to make the leap to ‘big school’ comes with mixed emotions and lots of questions.

To help parents tackle this issue, we have brought together some of the UAEs’ leading early education teachers and leaders to share their insights.

Representing three UAE schools, we have:

Sharon Robertson, Head of Early Years at Kent College Dubai
Amy Milne, Principal of Oaktree Primary School and;
Anisha Pervaz, Transition Lead and Foundation Stage Teacher, The Arbor School

Together our panellists discuss:

• What are the very first signs my child is ready for school?
Is there a right age to start school?
• Is age 2 too young to start school?
• What is the difference between school and nursery?
• What can I do to help my child prepare for school?
• What should I do if I think my child really isn’t ready for school?

We at believe that parents deserve the best possible information to make choices around their child's education. We hope that this episode of WSA TV will help you to make an informed decision about whether the time is right for your child to start school.

We'd love to hear your feedback on WSA TV! What are the topics that you would like to see us discuss with education experts? Get in touch and let us know by emailing

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