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Free Printables: First Day of Preschool, Daycare, Childcare & School 2022


It’s the start of another year… which means that our kids will soon be having their first day at childcare, daycare, preschool or school! Whether they’re starting for the very first time or returning for another big year, the first day is one to remember with a photo! To help make those photos extra special, we’ve created a set of FREE First Day of School printables. They come in three colours, and go from childcare, daycare & preschool, right through the school years to Year 12!

Starting childcare, preschool, kindergarten… and pretty much any other year at school is a huge deal. It signifies the beginning of a whole new chapter in your child’s life.

For the sixth year running, we’ve created a set of FREE ‘First Day of School’ printables (which go from Childcare to Year 12), that you can print and frame or mount, ready for that special first day of school for 2022.

Snap a photo of your child with the poster on their first day and you’ll go in the running to win some amazing prizes, thanks to our sponsor QE Foodstores.

Lachie on his first day of Year 3

First Day of Preschool 2022

Viv on her First Day of Preschool 2022

Get your FREE First Day of School printables now!

It’s easy! Simply choose choose your year (preschool to Year 12) & colour (blue, pink or green).

Then… either download & print, or simply display on a tablet!




Win… thanks to our sponsor QE Foodstores

Send us your photos of that special first day, and you could go in the running to win some amazing prizes, thanks to QE Foodstores!

Major Prize: Reboot Retreat at The Langham (worth $340)

With the kids back at childcare or school, you’ll be needing some ‘me’ time to relax and rejuvenate! The Reboot Retreat at The Langham is worth $340 and includes the following indulgences:

  • 45 minute Relaxation Massage
  • 45 minute Babor Spa facial
  • The Langham plush signature Langham robes and matching slippers to wear in our retreat
  • Access to Sydney’s top indoor, heated swimming pool, steam rooms and Health Club
  • A complimentary wellness drink or in-house brewed herbal tea by the pool to finish

5 Runner Up Prizes: $50 QE Foodtores Vouchers

Five runner ups will each get a $50 Voucher to spend at the new QE Foodstores in Crows Nest, Milsons Point or St Leonards store.

About QE Foodstores

Shopping for quality food doesn’t have to be hard – that’s where QE Foodstores come in! With two handy North Shore locations at St Leonards and Milsons Point, they now have plans to open a new Crows Nest centre later this month, to make fresh food shopping even easier.

QE is a small family-owned business and has been around for nearly 20 years. They’re driven by improving families’ health and wellbeing through their kitchens. They want their customers to see QE as an extension of their kitchen by thoughtfully stocking a wide range of fresh products that align with our values. They want lunchboxes that are filled with the best quality and nurturing products and they want to build healthy eating habits for the whole family.

They have a loyal customer base and stand out because:

  • They have a large selection of premium products which makes it very convenient to be able to access such a great variety under one roof.
  • The quality of their fruits and vegetables are always excellent. Because we are an independent operator, they go to the markets several times a week to ensure our produce is fresh. They also support local Australian growers – this is very important to them as well.

QE Foodstores is set to become a household name. While they currently have a total of 10 stores throughout Sydney, they are planning to expand with the goal of 50 stores by 2030.

They share three super easy weeknight dinner ideas, to help you when school goes back!

How to enter

Step 1: Download & print one of our FREE ‘First Day of School’ printables

Step 2: Take take a photo of your child holding one of these posters on their special first day. 

Step 3: Send us your photo via our website form below!

But hurry, all entries must be received by midnight, Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Online Safety

If you want to share your photo with friends on Facebook or Instagram, protect your child by ensuring the privacy setting is ‘friends only’ NOT public.

This is the most important thing you can do to protect your family against online predators.

The Australian Federal Police Commander of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and Child Protection Operations Hilda Sirec said the back to school period was a timely reminder to implement safe online practices.

“The first day of school is one of those milestones for parents. Children in their uniform on their first day of school are treasured photos in many family albums. There’s no reason why parents and carers cannot continue to take those wonderful happy snaps and post them online. However, we are urging parents and carers who are sharing those images to make sure they’re using secure privacy settings and only sharing images with people they know and trust.” – Commander Sirec

Submit your First Day of School photos!

  • We need this so we can post you the voucher if you're a winner!
  • Upload a photo of your child or children holding our First Day of School poster. Max 3mb.
    Drop files here or
  • If more than one child, list from left to right.
  • How were they feeling about their first day? Share any stories or comments!
  • I give permission for North Shore Mums to publish my photo(s) on North Shore Mums website, Facebook page and group.

Terms & Conditions

  • Entry is open to residents of Sydney (metro area), Australia. Employees of North Shore Mums and their families are ineligible to enter.
  • To enter, participants must submit a photo of their child holding the North Shore Mums First Day of School printable, and submit it to North Shore Mums via the online form before midnight Tuesday 8 February 2022.
  • The promotion is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winners. Entries will be judged individually. The best entry, as determined by the judges, will win a Reboot Retreat at The Langham (worth $340). Five runner up winners will each receive a $50 QE Foodstores Voucher. Total prize value $590.
  • The winners will be announced on 10 February 2022 on the North Shore Mums Facebook group and on the North Shore Mums website, and notified via email and/or phone.
  • By entering this competition, participants are giving North Shore Mums permission to publish your photo on the North Shore Mums website ( and associated Facebook page and group for promotional purposes. The child’s name or school will not be published.
  • Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash. The Promoter’s decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. If for some reason, the winner does not accept the prize at the time stipulated by the Provider, the prize will be forfeited.
  • New subscriber personal information will be collected by or on behalf of the Promoter to enable it to administer the Promotion. Persons may contact the Promoter by post at PO Box 439 Lane Cove 1595 or by emailing [email protected] to request access to, or corrections of, any of their collected personal information that is held by the Promoter.

The ‘Promoter’ is Chappell Publishing Pty Ltd, trading as North Shore Mums (ABN 86611623851) of PO Box 439 Lane Cove NSW 1595.


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