We don’t have a school uniform and discourage parents from sending their children to nursery in uniform type clothes, as this tends to inhibit their freedom to play. We far rather children come to nursery in old clothes that nobody need worry about, should they get covered in paint, clay or mud.
Children also all look the same in uniform, and yet each and every one of them is unique and very different!
to help us help your child develop greater independence, we ask that you;
- dress them in ‘easy’ clothes to manage. Dungarees, trousers and jeans with buttons and fasteners can be difficult for young children who are struggling to become independent. Jogging bottoms, or leggings for example, are much easier to manage.
- dress your child in “play clothes” rather than “school uniform” type clothes – playing can be a very messy business.
- encourage your children to dress and undress themselves, even though it will take a little longer. Let them take off their coats, hang them up and put them on – all by themselves.
- clearly label all items of clothing which your child is likely to take off at Nursery.
- if your child needs to be changed for any reason and comes home in nursery clothes, we would appreciate them being washed and returned as soon as possible. Thank you.
however, if you have money to spare, instead of buying a school uniform, we would love you to consider buying a kit for outdoors;
- warm and waterproof snowsuit
- cosy hat
- sturdy boots with a warm lining
- waterproof gloves