For Health and Safety reasons, it is essential that your child is equipped properly EVERY DAY they attend. Please note that children WILL NOT be allowed to stay if they are inadequately equipped. Please follow the kit lists below. We also ask that you label all of your child’s personal belongings.
Due to spending a lot of the day outside, the likelihood of your child getting wet and muddy whilst having fun and learning is quite high. To enable them to play happily without worrying about ruining their clothes or getting wet, we advise you send your child along in the appropriate clothing.
KIT LIST – ESSENTIAL DAILY (TO BE ACCOMPANIED WITH THE WEATHER-SPECIFIC KIT LISTS)
(to be accompanied with the weather-specific Kit Lists)
Rucksack to keep everything in on their peg.
Waterproofs (trousers and jacket, or all in one)
Warm fleece jumper/zip up jacket
Appropriate footwear (including a pair of wellies)
Slippers for indoor play (with good grip and firm soles
KIT LIST – FOR COLDER WEATHER (IN ADDITION TO ESSENTIAL KIT!)
Thermal base layer – leggings, long sleeve top and long thermal socks.
A thinner long sleeve top plus spares.
A warm fleece/wool long sleeve top or jacket plus spares.
Cosy trousers i.e. tracksuit pants (NOT jeans, these do not dry well) plus spares.
A pairs of waterproof mittens and a pair of warm gloves.
Warm hat and a snood (these are much better than a scarf)
Neoprene or fleece lined wellies or waterproof walking boots plus a spare pair.
Plenty of spare warm socks
KIT LIST – FOR WARMER WEATHER (IN ADDITION TO ESSENTIAL KIT!)
Long trousers (these are still a necessity to prevent scratches and stings) plus spares
Shorts (for those exceptionally warm days!) plus spares
Short sleeve top (covered shoulders to avoid burning) plus spares
Jumper (as it can be cool at the beginning/end of the day or in the shaded areas of the garden) plus spare
Sun cream (Please apply at home. There are some good “once a day” sun creams available, however staff will reapply at lunchtime.)
A sun hat.
If you feel your child needs insect repellent, please apply at home
Healthy lunch box, limited to 1 sugary or salty treat but preferably none at all.
Healthy tea, this can be a snack to keep their tummies full until they have dinner at home or a provide a reheatable hot meal.
Water bottle clearly labeled with your child's name.