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Rutherglen Reformer - - Learning Through Life -

Re­mem­ber that most child­car­ers, such as child­min­ders, will of­fer a set­tling-in pe­riod where you have an agreed length of time to as­sess whether the set­ting is the right one for your child and that they are happy there.

Don’t be afraid to ask daily for re­ports from the child­care staff, who should be will­ing and able to re­spond to your child’s in­di­vid­ual needs.

Once you are happy with all the in­for­ma­tion you have it’s time to pre­pare your child for life out­side the fam­ily home.

And they adapt quickly. It is of­ten the par­ents who strug­gle with part­ing com­pany for the first few days while their tod­dler heads off into a new world of ed­u­ca­tion and fun as they take their You may also want to con­sider pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion as an al­ter­na­tive to lo­cal au­thor­ity run schools.

Most par­ents want their chil­dren to have as much per­sonal at­ten­tion as pos­si­ble. Af­ter all, you spent enor­mous amounts of time nur­tur­ing them when they were in­fants. If you can make it hap­pen, you want them re­ceiv­ing as much in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion as pos­si­ble in the preschool and pri­mary years. Pri­vate schools have smaller class­rooms and fewer pupils to teach­ing staff.

Pri­vate schools ex­pect par­ents to be ac­tively in­volved in their child’s ed­u­ca­tion. The con­cept of a three way part­ner­ship is an im­por­tant part of the way most pri­vate schools work. Nat­u­rally the de­gree of par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­volve­ment will prob­a­bly be greater if you have a child in preschool or el­e­men­tary grades than if you are the par­ent of a child away at board­ing school.

And pri­vate schools also of­fer a bal­anced pro­gram which can be de­fined as equal parts aca­demics, sports and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. Most pri­vate schools try to achieve that kind of bal­anced pro­gram. In pri­vate school every­body takes part in sports. Wed­nes­days in many schools are a half day of for­mal classes and a half day of sports.

Ed­u­ca­tion de­ci­sions You could send your child to pri­vate school

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