While children learn things from their parents, starting formal education is a big step. What age do you think a child should start formal education in schools? Around here school starts at four or five, depending on when in the year a child is born, but that's not the same in all parts of the country. Many parents start earlier with kindergarten or playschool and we're already looking for one for ours because you have to get their name down early. I know other people use daycares which offer some educational services. So when do you (or did you) start yours?