Enrolling your child in day nursery can be just as nerve wracking as a parent as it is for your little one. But, even a few hours a week can provide so many benefits. In the ad up to their first day, especially if you have a toddler, it’s a good idea to create a checklist so you’re well prepared including having the right clothing.
So, what should your child wear to nursery? Read on to learn more.
What to consider when choosing outfits for nursery
Although it may seem like a minor detail, the clothing your child wears to nursery matters. Not only is it important that they’re comfortable throughout the day but it needs to be a practical choice.
Here are some essential things to consider when dressing your child for nursery:
Is the clothing easy to move in?
At nursery, your child is going to be taking part in a whole range of activities from playing outdoors to sitting down for storytime, which means their outfit choice needs to be comfy. Restrictive clothing such as tight jeans, for example, might not be the best choice. You want your little one to be able to move freely and not miss out simply because they aren’t wearing the right clothes.
Is the outfit suited to messy play?
Although expensive clothes may look good, they can easily get ruined through messy play and general wear and tear. The last thing you want is to prevent your child from having fun because they’re worried about getting their clothes as this will affect their overall nursery experience. The best thing to do is buy a selection of cheaper items that are fine to get dirty.
Are they prepared for all weather conditions?
It’s also important to remember that your toddler could be playing outside as well as inside. If your nursery provides a checklist, it’s likely to include things like wellies and waterproof clothing. Be sure to consider the weather when getting your child weather for nursery.
Can they remove their clothing themselves?
Tricky buttons or complicated ties are not practical for a nursery. As children increase their independence, getting dressed and undressed is part of this so velcro and zips are usually the best way forward for complete ease.
What type of clothing is appropriate for a nursery?
Add these essentials to your child’s nursery wardrobe:
- Joggers and loose trousers
- Comfortable trainers
- Long-sleeved and short-sleeve tshirts
- Waterproof clothing
At Little Acorns Day Nursery in Eastleigh & Hedge End our primary motivation is to guarantee the ongoing wellbeing, happiness and emotional nourishment of every child put into our care. We accept little ones from newborns right up to pre-school age. Get in touch with us today for more information.