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Is my son ready for big school

Is my son ready for big school           reply
14/11/2019 14:21 - Pre-school / Montessori (Locality: Dublin South)
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My son is 4 in March and is currently in his first year of the ECCE Scheme, which he loves. I have him pre enrolled for a few National schools for September 2020 but am now unsure if he´ll be too young or just not ready. He´s very clingy, total mummy´s boy and his speech is a bit behind but he has come on so much since he´s started preschool. Thanks for your help.



re : Is my son ready for big school           reply
28/01/2020 14:50 - Pre-school / Montessori
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I would wait until he is 5.5 and I think he would be a good average age in his class. You could ask the schools where would he be placed based on the average age of the class and if he was the youngest i would wait another year.
I have a similar dilemma but my boys birthday is November so do I send him in September 2020 at 4yrs10 months or wait until September 2021




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