Starting School Group 2024 - Expert Advice & Community

Welcome to the Starting School Group! The Starting School Group is your go-to resource for a smooth transition into the exciting world of primary education!

Expert advice from teachers

Founded and nurtured by an experienced Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teacher (Hayley Winter) and a seasoned parent of two and back to school business owner (Francesca Gubbay). 


Our network is designed to support both you and your child as you embark on this crucial educational journey. We've created a Private Facebook Group where we will share resources & activities and fellow parents and carers can share experiences.

A supportive space for you to ask questions

We've created a supportive space just for you to ask questions. There are no silly or stupid questions. If you have a question then you can bet someone else will want to know the answer too!

In our Private Facebook Group you will have the chance to have your queries personally answered. Benefit from the combined expertise of our teacher and seasoned parent, creating a space where your concerns can be addressed with care and understanding.

Activities & Resources

Inside the Starting School Group, you'll find a treasure trove of resources, including short and insightful videos crafted by our EYFS teacher to help demystify the starting school process. From understanding the basics to navigating the first day, these videos are here to guide you every step of the way.

But that's not all! We also provide a variety of engaging activity ideas designed for you to enjoy with your child. These activities are not only fun but also serve as valuable opportunities for learning and bonding, ensuring that the start of school becomes a positive and enriching experience for both of you.

Not only will you have access to the Private Facebook Group but you will be sent a regular newsletter including resources and activities.


Complete and submit the form above and then you will be emailed a link to our Private Facebook Group where you will have VIP access to information, activities, resources and be able to put your questions to our experts.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fran Stamptastic & Hayley Winter Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teacher