We encourage families to dress children appropriately for all weather conditions. The centre will supply smocks for messy activities eg. painting, finger painting, clay work, etc.
Clothing for summer: Wear hats that cover the face, neck and ears, eg. Legionnaire or a broad brimmed hat. Broad brimmed Little Grasshoppers hats are available for $5 from each centre. Clothing that offers protection from the sun and breathes easily is recommended along with tops that cover children’s shoulders. Singlets or dresses with thin straps are not allowed.
Clothing for winter: Clothing that keeps children warm. Long pants, singlets to keep the chest warm covered by a long sleeve top or skivvy and jumpers. Jackets are encouraged to be worn when outside with scarves and beanies.
Please label all your child’s clothing. Educators regularly check children’s clothing and discuss what is appropriate to wear in the different seasons.
Drawstrings on children’s clothing are a hidden hazard that can lead to death and injury when they catch on such items as playground equipment or doors. Parents/ guardians are advised to completely remove the neck strings from all children’s outerwear, including jackets and sweatshirts. Children’s outerwear is available that has alternative closures, such as snaps, buttons and velcro.
Requirements from home
Please supply your child with a bag, as they regularly have artwork, notices and diaries that need to go home. All children’s bags can be placed in their allocated locker.
Zero to 3 age group: Please supply your child with disposable nappies, dummies with protective caps, bottles to be placed in fridge clearly labelled, as well as a change of clothes in case of accidents. If toilet training, please supply extra pants and clothing to support the child through this process of becoming independent.
Three to 5 age group: Please supply your child with a change of clothes, hats, jumpers and jackets as per weather conditions.
We also ask that you supply a drink bottle that will be made available to your child at all times of the day.
Excursions and visitors to the centre
Parents/guardians will be notified of any visitors coming into the centre. Excursions out of the centre are enjoyable and a valuable learning experience. Parents/guardians will be sent information regarding the excursion stating date, destination, transport, departure and arrival times. A permission form/medical release form must be signed to allow your child to partake in the excursion.