Back to school essentials

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It feels like we wait so long for the summer holidays to come around and then they are over before we know it. We’re a couple of weeks in now and it’s time to start thinking about getting prepared for the return to school in September. In 4 weeks we’ll be packing those school bags again so today I’m sharing some back to school essentials!

Wynsors girl's school shoes

A new school year means new school shoes! Does anyone’s children actually get more than a year out of theirs? Wynsors offer both affordable and durable options for both boys and girls. Erin will be going back to school in September in the Princess Stardust Sienna patent shoes and they are lovely. What’s even better is that they were a great price and you can just wipe them clean to keep them looking nice.

Regatta girl's wellies

During Erin’s reception year there was a lot of emphasis on outdoor play, maybe more than normal, and it was important to make sure she was kitted out with suitable waterproofs. Regatta have a great range of children’s wellies with wonderful designs to choose from. These wellies will keep children’s feet both dry and warm while they’re having fun at school.

George Pig backpack and lunchbag with unicorn drinks bottle

A lot of schools, especially for lower years, ask that children take in a spare pair of clothes and their own drink bottle every day. Wynsors offer a range of bags, lunch bags and drink bottles such as the Peppa Pig Ozzy Lunch Set Blue and Enchanted water bottle. There are different sized bags for both younger and older children and fun designs to choose from.

Flopsy bunny backpack

Another option for school bags is the beautiful Flopsy backpack. With illustrations from the Peter Rabbit stories, this backpack is not only cute but functional as well. It has a fabric waterproof lining so it can be taken anywhere from school to sleepovers! At 40cm tall, the bag can hold quite a lot too so there’s plenty of space for school books.

My Nametags stickers
My Nametags stickers

Most schools will ask that all children’s belongings are names in one way or another when they either start school or go up into a new year. We have tried a few different types of labels over the years since Erin first started nursery but we like My Nametags the best.

Sticker labels start from £13.95 for 56 and they can be customised in numerous ways. I added Erin’s name only although you can have a maximum of 2 lines of text, as well as choosing the background colour and image. I chose a lion because of the class that Erin is going to go into but there are lots of different things to choose from.

Clinton's stationery range

Growing up I remember being so excited about getting ready for a new school year and getting myself all kitted out with new stationery. Clintons back to school range has lot of options from notebooks to sticky notes to cool pens. The co-ordinating sets come in super fun designs such as ‘let’s go wild’ and ‘cameo’ so you can get everything to match.

Peter Rabbit pencil case and pen

Peter Rabbit has been a family favourite for years and now with two hit films it’s even more popular with children. The Peter Rabbit Union Jack pencil case and the Peter Rabbit Union Jack charm pen go really well together. They have a lovely Union Jack design and would be great for homework and writing practice!

Elastoplast Paw Patrol plasters

Erin comes home from school with an accident form at least once a week, usually more often and this means that she usually has cuts and scrapes somewhere! Elastoplast have a great range of plasters for children and Erin particularly loves the Paw Patrol design. There are 20 plasters in each pack and they come in 2 different sizes!


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