Sending your little one off to nursery can be a daunting time for many parents. For a lot of families, this will be the first time they have been separated from their child, which can be hard for both the child and their parents.
Being as prepared as possible can help to alleviate some of these worries, which is why we have compiled a list of everything you need to pack for your child’s first day at nursery to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
The first thing you will need to provide for your child is a bag. Not only will you need a bag to carry all the necessary belongings, but it can also be used to bring home any arty creations your child may have made at nursery.
Letting your child choose their own bag for nursery can help them to feel more positive about going. Their style of bag can often reflect their personality and interests, which may be useful when trying to make new friends.
Nappies, Wipes and Creams
If your child is not yet toilet trained, it’s important to bring a stock of any items you may use at home.
Pack enough for the day or ask your nursery if you can leave a pack or two with them.
If you have a young child that might need to nap during nursery, you might need to pack a sheet, blanket or sleeping bag for your little one.
Don’t forget to pack their special cuddly teddy or comfort blanket if they have one.
If your child requires medication during the day, pack what he or she needs and give the nursery an introduction sheet on how and when to provide the medicine.
Spare Change of Clothes
Children are prone to accidental messes and spillages, so it’s worthwhile packing a spare change of clothes to avoid any discomfort.
Bring at least three changes of spare clothes so that your child is equipped to deal with any accidents or mess.
Parents are often asked to provide their own suncream for their child to avoid any potential allergic reactions. Ensure that you also provide a sun hat to protect them when outdoors in the hot weather.
Food and Drink
Some nurseries will provide food and drink, but it is best to pack a lunchbox with some snacks just in case. If your child suffers from any allergies, it might be a good idea to pack lunch even if the nursery does provide lunch.
If your child is a baby you will probably need to provide sterilised bottles and measured formula or breastmilk with labels to ensure there are no mix ups.
Nursery Near Me
Are you looking for a warm, holistic, welcoming nursery in the Eastleigh and Hedge End area?
At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child to be cared for. Our primary motivation is to guarantee the ongoing wellbeing, happiness and emotional nourishment of every child put into our care
For additional information on the childcare services we provide, get in touch with us today.