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Exploring and learning can be a messy business. Whilst we provide aprons for the children when they are playing with messy activities, we would generally advise that children do not come to Preschool in their best clothes and shoes!

We would also encourage you to send children to Preschool in clothes that are easy for the children to manage by themselves. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves, which includes taking themselves to the toilet and taking off and putting on,any outdoor clothes.


We are currently in the process of sourcing Preschool jumpers and t-shirts, for parents to purchase. Please bear with us while we work out the details, but rest assured that as soon as we have any further information, we will let you know.


We generally try to get outside in all weathers. We are very fortunate to have access to extensive school grounds, the Mere Court playground and we often enjoy walks around Dixon Drive. We have waterproof trousers and jackets for the children to wear; we would however ask if you could provide a pair of named wellies for your child; these can either stay in Preschool or you can take them home at the end of the day or week.

Sun Cream, Sun Hats and Winter Weather

On warm days we would ask parents to apply sun cream to their child before they come to the setting, as well as ensuring that children have named sun cream and sun hats in their bag, which will be reapplied as necessary during the session. Suncream must be in-date, and a minimum of Factor 30.

We would also ask that parents make sure their child brings a sun hat, and wears light clothes that provide good sun protection.

Similarly, in the colder months, please make sure your child has named hats/gloves and warm coats, as we will be outside in all weather.

Nappies and Potty Training

Please can you provide nappies and wipes for your child in their bag each day and ensure that these are regularly renewed. Similarly, if your child is potty training, please can you pack extra clothing in case of any accidents.