Izzy starts school in 1 week. I can’t believe how quickly the summer holidays have gone and how unorganised I have been by not blogging about it! So here is my last-minute checklist of things you might need when your little one is starting or returning to school. And given that many kids have either already started or start on Monday, this is very last minute!

(Cue lots of panic-stricken Mums and Dads fighting over the last school jumper.)


  • Shirts/polo shirts
  • Jumpers/cardigans
  • Skirts/pinafore dresses/trousers
  • Socks or tights
  • School shoes
  • Hair clips and bobbles

PE kit

  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts/jogging trousers
  • PE bag


  • Coat
  • School bag
  • Clothing labels or laundry pen
  • Water bottle
  • Hat and gloves

Depending on the school and age of your kids you might also need stationary and sports equipment. Each school will have different rules regarding uniform, and some will be stricter than others so check the policy before you buy anything. Izzy’s school even request that the kids don’t have flashing lights on their shoes or any ‘distracting’ hair accessories.

Izzy looks so tiny in her uniform! She’s tall but very slim so while age 5-6 looks big, 4-5 is often too short. At least there will be plenty of growing room!

I don’t have a photo of her new uniform yet, but this is Izzy in her pre-school uniform.


Now, must remember to buy school shoes.

Anything I’ve missed off the list?


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