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 and be themselves. We much prefer children come to nursery in their own clothes that represent who they are as an individual – preferably something old that nobody need worry about, should they get covered in paint, clay or mud!
Each and every child is unique and different, yet a uniform makes them all look exactly the same, contradicting our values and beliefs.
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