What to Bring
All of your child’s belongings, clothes, shoes and all the items listed below should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Children attending should bring:
- Hat (preferably wide brimmed)
- A drink (Drink bottle with enough water for morning tea and lunch.)
- Morning tea container/bag (fruit, vegetable sticks, cheese, crackers, etc)
- Lunch (Sandwiches, fruit, salad, vegetable sticks, yoghurt etc)
- Set of small sheets (Fitted cot sheet and flat sheet are ideal)
- Drawstring bag or pillowcase to hold sheets
- Spare set of clothes (To be kept in school bag)
N.B. Morning tea, drink and lunch, should be placed in the appropriate boxes or fridge on arrival each morning.
Sheets will be kept at pre-school for duration of the term and will be returned to you at the end of term to be washed.
A few suggestions on clothing…
Children should be dressed in comfortable, appropriate clothing. Likewise, hats should be practical and comfortable. Children’s shoes should be sensible and suitable with a flexible sole. Dresses and skirts below the knee are discouraged, as this length hinders children’s ability to participate in activities involving crawling, jumping, climbing, rolling. An alternative should be provided for these times. Ideally, older clothes save the worry of dirt and paint.
A few suggestions about food….
We encourage you to pack your child a nutritious and filling lunch. Some suggestions include sandwiches, savoury muffins, crackers and cheese, yoghurt, fruit salad, muesli bars, cereal, boiled eggs, carrot/ banana cake, stewed apple, tub of strawberries, dried fruits, carrots, salads, quiche and water. This allows children to make healthy food choices and ensures all mealtimes are positive, relaxed and social. Consider our environment and use containers for your child’s food as opposed to excessive packaging.
Foods such as roll-ups, chips, sweet biscuits, choc coated /choc chip muesli bars, cordial, soft drinks, flavoured milk, nutella, lollies, or sweet dessert yoghurts are not recommended or acceptable.