Getting Ready for Big School

Online masterclass with Maggie Dent and Dr Kaylene Henderson

   Watch Trailer

This class ran live in late 2020. Sign up for lifetime access to the replay and bonus resources.

The day you send your little ones to ‘big’ school is a HUGE deal for any parent.

How do you know if they’re ready?
Will they cope with the rigours of full-time formal schooling?
How soon should you start preparing them?
How can you make it easier on them and you?

In this special masterclass, parenting educators Maggie Dent and Dr Kaylene Henderson come together to equip parents with some essential tools in getting their kids ready to start school and to do well when they get there.

The content will be useful for anyone whose child may be aged 3–5, whether you’re just starting to think about when they’ll be ready for school or whether they might be starting in a few weeks or months and you want to help them transition.

This event ran in October 2020. Sign-up now for lifetime access to the video replay, free audio gifts, handout and bonus Q&A video.

Maggie and Kaylene explore...

» How to identify if your child is ready for school.
» Choosing the right school for your child.
» Skills to develop in helping them transition well.
» What you can do in the months/weeks/days before school starts.
» What to do if your child has a disability or difference.
» Some special concerns for little boys.
» What to do if your child is not coping once school starts.
» How to navigate your own feelings during this transition. audience Q&A follows.

Register now!


Join Us!

This highly practical masterclass brings together these two very grounded, knowledgeable presenters to help you approach the transition to school with calmness, common-sense and assuredness.

Watch whenever suits you!

Maggie and Kaylene presented this session live in October 2020 and now it's available as 1.5 hours of video including them answering audience questions. An audio-only version is also available for those who prefer to listen to the content.

Once you sign up you will receive access to the participant area where you'll find your content plus all the additional resources.

Free gifts included...

Everyone who registers will receive two free audio tracks, I Am a Good Friend and Soothing the Frightened Butterflies, to assist with supporting your little ones with their big school transition.


As a handy reference, you'll also receive a PDF handout with notes and links to further information and resources.

Register now!

Your hosts

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie’s experience includes teaching in secondary schools, counselling, and working in the palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. She is the author of 7 major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys, the 2020 release From Boys to Men and host of the ABC podcast Parental As Anything.

Dr Kaylene Henderson

Dr Kaylene Henderson (MBBS FRANZCP Cert C&A Psych) is a medically trained child health specialist, trusted professional development provider for the early years sector and one of Australia’s leading parenting experts. She’s also a mother of three young children. In her warm and relatable style, Kaylene shares practical, research-based advice with parents and professionals alike hoping that together, we can bring out the best in the children for whom we all care.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the masterclass start?
It starts whenever you like! It is a presentation by Maggie and Kaylene made available in video or audio-only versions - you go through it in your own time and decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the masterclass?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Just come back to this website and login!
Will I be able to ask Maggie and Kaylene questions?
Participants who joined us live had the opportunity to ask questions. Maggie and Kaylene covered a LOT of these in the webinar and took some live questions at the end, which we're sure will reflect the experiences of many parents.
What if I am unhappy with the masterclass?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

(Prices displayed in Australian Dollars)

Are you interested in licensing this content for your school or organisation?

We offer a bulk purchase price on our webinars, masterclasses and online courses & conferences for schools and organisations.

Find out more