It is important for
parents and pre-school staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in the group. This takes longer for some children than for others and parents should not feel worried if
their child takes a while to settle in.
What to wear
In order to feel free to
explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes that are easily washable or not too new.
Plimsolls Please remember children must change outdoor shoes for soft slip-on plimsolls, Please put your child’s name in their shoes as we
take them off and on regularly throughout the morning for entry to our soft play area. NO CROCS, SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS these are very dangerous. You must provide outdoor shoes / wellies for your
children so that we can change them when going outdoors.
It is good for children to practice the skills, which make them independent. Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to go to the toilet when they want to
and to put on and take off their outdoor clothes without being too dependent on other people’s help.
What to bring
Children’s bags We do not allow the use of draw string bags or plastic carrier bags (including
nappy sacks). Such bags could cause a potential risk of strangulation or suffocation. Please do not leave any items in bags in the cloakroom, such as sun protection lotion, medication, snacks or plastic bags.
Sun cream Please remember to put sun protection lotion
on your children before they come to Pre-school in the morning. If they are staying for the afternoon session you can provide sun cream that we can apply after lunch, alternatively we will use
the pre-school sun cream. If you do want to provide your own sun cream please label with their name and hand to a member of staff.
All Children staying for Lunch Club require a healthy packed lunch. Our Pre-school is a ‘nut-free’ zone, so please do not include any items containing
nuts. We provide a healthy fruit snack
and milk at every session.