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 which are easily washable and not too new! The pre-school offers parents the opportunity to purchase a Newman Pre-School T-Shirt which can protect their own clothes. We do provide aprons for our messier activities but not all children will wear them!

T-shirt order forms are available online or on the pre-school noticeboard, or please contact Sophie Lindsay.

Please help us to encourage the children to become independent by dressing them in simple clothes. Clothes they can handle themselves (especially in a hurry!) will enable them to go to the toilet themselves when they want to, and to put on and take off their outdoor clothes without being too dependent on other people's help. This is great for their confidence. Shoes should be appropriate for indoor and outdoor play but please no wellies!

Please remember to label all clothing and ensure everything is weather appropriate. We love to use our outdoor area as often as possible so coats are vital on sunny days in winter and sunscreen essential in summer! We provide the children with sun hats for those sunny summer days.

Please, no jewellery other than stud sleepers should be worn.