Be School Ready | Everything Your Child Might Need

It's getting to that time of year where we need to be prepared for the September start at school. Each year a new term of children take on the challenge of education in Reception which starts them on the ladder at school. 

Remembering what your child will need can be confusing as there is so much out there and every child has different needs. Today I'm featuring my top products and items that I will be using for C as he starts on his journey at school.

School Uniform | Nutmeg at Morrisons | From £2
Primary schools usually have quite an easy to follow uniform and so we always go for nice and practical, and stock up as there are always painting days at school when the kids come home covered. Nutmeg offers a huge range of items such as Sweatshirts, Polo Shirts, Trousers and pumps, available in different colours to match your schools uniform.

Nutmeg’s 2016 Back To School range has pieces from just £2, alongside a 200 day ‘no quibble’ guarantee across its entire portfolio, which covers rips, spills and even outgrown pieces which is amazing!

Waterproof Coat/Jacket | Joules | From £34.95
With many coats and jackets to choose from, Joules offer beautiful designs with waterproofing and comfort starting from £34.95. The one pictured is the ultimate school jacket, priced at £54.95. It’s completely waterproof, has been lined with fleece for warmth and comfort, has zip and popper fastenings and has even been finished with reflective piping so that your child will stand out on those dark, wintery nights.

Bibetta Lunch Bag | Bibetta | £9.99 (currently on sale at £4.99)
If you're planning on giving your child packed lunches then a lunchbag is a must. Kids will love these soft, friendly, fun patterned lunchbags. Made of neoprene they are naturally insulating, keeping food and drinks at the right temperature, and they're stretchy so you'll be able to fit all lunchtime requests in easily!

They are safe to wash by hand or in the washing machine, keeping them clean, fresh and hygienic. With a virtually seamless construction for a smooth interior, so it won't trap food or moisture, making it easy to clean day after day with no smells.

Personalised Water Bottle and Notebook | It's Your Story | £15 and £12.50
Their range of personalised water bottles is available in seventeen different designs to suit all characters - from cheeky monkeys to little monsters. They are high quality and scratch resistant, with the added bonus that they'll never be mixed up with another child's water bottle.

With the personalised notebook, you can encourage your child to get scribbling. Whatever they want to write (a story, jokes, poems, doodles or a daily diary) children will love having their own notebook, uniquely personalised on the cover to reflect their personality.

BIC 32 Piece Pack | BIC | £19.99
BIC has the perfect solution for the new term, the BIC 32 Piece Pack. This handy pack has everything your child could possibly need. Containing - 4 x Stick Ball Pens, 2 x 4 Colour pens, 10 x Colouring Felt Pens, 6 x Graphite Pencils, 2 x Sharpeners, 2 x Mini Erasers, 2 x Highlighters, 1 x Correction Tape, 2 x Glues and 1 x Mini Correction Pen.

DK Skills For Starting School Books | DK | From £3.99
DK have 3 new plush and book sets coming out in September called Playtime with Boo, Storytime with Bop and Nature trail with Bip which all provide help and advice, by way of a story, for children who are starting school. As a cute little touch, these books come with the main character from the story as a little plus. They are also publishing ABC Games and a board book called My Busy Computer Book.

Fun Stationery | Smiggle | Various prices
Dedicated to creating original, fun and creative stationery, Smiggle's products are based of bold colours, funky patterns and quirky graphics that are good value and innovative. From backpacks and pencil cases to note pads and pencils. They have so much to offer when it comes to stocking up for school. 

Phonics School Home Learning Pack | Phonics School | £16.99
Parents want to prepare their children for school and learning to read & write the letters of alphabet is one of the core skills.  Whist many schools don’t expect children to know to read & write the letters of the alphabet, children who have been exposed to the concept of phonics at nursery or prior to starting school have an easier start & easier transition.  

Phonics School have produced the animated series (aimed at 3-5 years-olds) to entertain children and introduce them to phonics at the same time. Cartoons capture children’s imagination and make learning memorable - that is why the series is a success with parents & teachers. 

Write Size Pencils | Write Size | £4.99
Write Size are a British company based in the West Midlands and have created an innovate and revolutionary writing product for children to help make learning the foundations of writing easier. Write Size have created a bespoke number of pencils that help teach children to write, with pencils that fit their hands.

Over generations the pencil has been developed to fit hands of adults, but children are made to 'make do' with 'normal' size pencils, despite their hands being 50% smaller than their grown-up counterparts. This means that writing is poor, due to lack of control over the pencil and due to the pen oscillating and squirming in small hands. Write Size have manufactured bespoke pencils that perfectly fit in children's hands and teach control as better control means better results.

Snack Boxes and Yogurt Ice Box | Snips | Various Prices
Snips produce lunch boxes, fruit & veg savers and many other brightly coloured storage options which would be perfect for lunch time meals. The snack boxes have a safety closure to transport snacks for children with space for being personalised on the top. 

The Yogurt Ice Box  is a thermal container to store and transport yogurt, desserts, fruit, fruit salad and creams keeping them cool for over two hours. Featuring a cooling tablet, an airtight inner safety lid, and a spoon, it has everything handy so that, come lunch time, the yogurt is still cool and ready to eat. 

Pulsin' Fruity Oat Bars | Pulsin' | £2.70 (pack of 6)
Pulsin' is an award winning company which produces healthy protein bars, raw chocolate brownies, organic snack bars and protein powders. It is a company which was launched by three university friends and has experienced great success in recent years.

Pulsin' do a Fruity Oat Snack bar specifically aimed at kids which would be the perfect snack to give to kids at school. The bars are gluten free, dairy free, soya free and include only natural sugars. They are available in strawberry, blackcurrant & apple and orange choc chip flavours.

6-Piece Fruit and Veg Kit | Curious Chef | £24.95
The Curious Chef 6 Piece Fruit & Veggie Prep Kit makes healthy eating exciting and easy when kids can help in the kitchen. These fun kitchen tools make prepping, cooking, and trying new produce an adventure.

I think these are a great idea as children seem to like food more when they've helped to make it, so having their very own set can make lunchtime meals so much easier. 

Hedrin Protect & Go | Hedrin | £4.29
Hedrin Protect & Go is a fuss-free spray which, when applied twice-a-week, protects children from the parasites by breaking the life cycle and killing lice before an infestation can be established. The Orange & Mango scented conditioning spray is also ideal for times when the risk of infection increases such as the beginning of a new school term. 

The protection spray contains an organic compound called 1,2 octanediol which disrupts the life cycle of head lice preventing their spread.  It is easy to apply and dries naturally leaving the hair looking healthy and conditioned.  


  1. Kim Styles14:37

    I love the Superhero drinks bottle! thats a great way of identying the ownership of the bottle at school lol

  2. Lots of goodies here
    Love pulsin bars

  3. Forgot about buying head lice spray - thanks for the reminder

  4. Some great choices. Love the personalised items