hi chris66, At the moment there is a bus service (502) which starts at Shenfield and goes via Billericay, Ramsden Bellhouse, Wickford and onto Billericay. This link from the CSSE details the route and timetable http://www.csse.org.uk/transport/FirstBus/502&512tt.pdf
The other option is a train to Southend Victoria and a bus ride, not so keen on this one at the start of his time at Westcliff.
I would be interested in finding out if anybody is interested in sharing. Maybe doing a rota system on drop off/pick up.
It might be a nice idea to get the boys together so at least there is a friendly face before they start school.