What to wear
At Bradbourne Park we encourage children to explore and experiment. Wearing clothes and footwear which they can manage themselves and not worry about spoiling will help your child to fully participate in every aspect of our session.
Prioritise comfort and independence and please label every item (including their shoes!)
Send your child in weather-appropriate, easy-to-manage clothes which allow them to be independent in their self-care (please avoid tight buttons, belts, dungarees, tricky trouser fastenings,... anything which hinders their attempts at independence!)
Your child will get messy - please send them in clothes which are easily washable or not too new
Ensure that their clothes will not restrict their movement or be a trip hazard in outdoor play
Layers are helpful to allow for changes in the weather
For safety and hygiene reasons long hair should be tied back
Hair accessories should be safe and practical - no hairbands please
Plain stud earrings may be worn in pierced ears
No other jewellery is permitted
Trainers (worn with socks) are recommended and toes must always be covered
NO LACES PLEASE - Velcro straps help develop independence and are much quicker when you’re keen to get outside and play!
We ask every child to keep a pair of wellies at Pre-school - they will wear them all year round on wet days and for water play
For the unavoidable accidents and water play, please send your child with at least one complete change of clothes (including socks) in a bag small enough to fit under their chair.
In the Summer
Please bring a wide-brimmed hat which shades the ears and neck and wear clothes which cover the shoulders
Sunscreen should be applied at home, we will assist your child reapplying their own sunscreen when necessary
And the Winter
Please keep accessories to a minimum, no hats or scarves please, hoods are easier to manage and scarves can be a safety hazard in active play.
We provide each child with a warm, waterproof suit for outdoor play