Towards Independence

  • Playing can be a very messy business – please dress your child in “play clothes”. Children do wear aprons, but accidents can happen!
  • Dungarees and jeans can be difficult for young children who are struggling to become independent. Joggers, for example, are much easier to manage.
  • Please clearly name any items of clothing which your child is likely to take off at Nursery, eg: coats, wellington boots and Whitegate Nursery sweatshirts.
  • Encourage your children to dress and undress, even though it will take a little longer, especially taking off their coats, hanging them up and putting them on.

Please put a change of clothes in a named bag on your child’s peg in case your child needs to be changed for any reason.