Working Towards Independence

Playing can be a very messy business – please dress your child in clothes that are appropriate for their session.

We have a large range of messy and sensory experiences on offer for our children on a daily basis, so it’s very important that your child is in comfortable clothing that they can get messy.

Children do wear aprons, but accidents can happen!

Learning outdoors plays an important part in early learning. Only very wet weather keeps us indoors. All children need a coat and appropriate sturdy footwear and wellies in winter. Closed-in shoes such as trainers will protect their feet whilst climbing, digging or riding a bike. Please remember to put your child’s name in their coat and any other clothing that they are likely to take off.

Your child will need a clearly labelled, suitable bag (not a carrier bag) with a number of changes of clothes in  (all appropriate for messy play).

It would be useful if you could encourage your children to dress and undress…even though it will take a little longere(specially taking off their coats, hanging them up and putting them on).

We do have a limited supply of wetsuits and wellies for the children to use but if your child gets wet playing in the water or has an accident whilst going to the toilet then a member of staff will change them.

On sunny days, Early Years Care will provide a high factor sun cream (please see your key person for which brand we are currently using.) We do have a selection of sunhats for your child to wear while playing outside – however they may prefer to bring their own.

We do have a minimal supply of ‘spare’ clothes so if your child needs to be changed for any reason and comes home in nursery clothes, we would appreciate them being returned as soon as possible.