Clothing

Children should be sent to group in clothes they are able to play in freely and have fasteners they can undo themselves or staff can undo quickly.

Please send your child to group with a change of clothing in a named bag. We only have a small supply of emergency spare clothes.

Puddleducks operates an indoor shoe policy. Parents are encouraged to provide soft-soled shoes for indoor use only e.g. crocs, slippers or canvas shoes. These can be left on the shoe rack at Puddleducks or taken home as necessary. All shoes must be named clearly.

We have a secure fenced garden, with both paved and grassed areas, and we aim to give the opportunity for outside play every day. Please send named coats, boots, woolly hats and sunhats for outside play in the appropriate seasons.

Name Tags

Please could we ask that you clearly label all toys, clothes, and lunch boxes with your child’s name. It saves confusion and frustration as some children have the same or similar things. Puddleducks has a fundraising account with a company called ‘MY NAMETAGS’ that supplies both sticky and iron on name tags at a great price. If you would like to order, you can do so through the website www.mynametags.com Just remember to quote our school ID 47550 so that we can raise some funds.

Outdoor Play & Suitable Clothing

Please remember to bring suitable outdoor clothing for your child or children. We do access the garden in all weathers. Wellies can be left in group on the outdoor clothing trolley, please remember to name them Could we also ask that you try to dress your children appropriately for their day at Puddleducks, dresses although very beautiful are not always suitable. Please could we also ask that you send your children in clothes that you do not mind them getting wet, muddy or sandy. We like to be able to have messy play and although we do have aprons and all in one- suits, it is not always possible to keep the children clean and dry. Please also remember to put spare clothes in their bags in case of a change being needed; we do have some spare items of clothes in group, but not enough for all children.

Uniform

If you'd like to purchase Puddleducks uniform (sweatshirts and T-shirts with our logo on), these are through Tesco's embroidery service.  Purchasing them contributes to our fundraising.  https://www.tesco.com/…/puddleducks-playgroup-m…/8943.school

 

Toileting

Children are supported by staff with enhanced DBS checks whilst using the toilet. Parent helpers do not assist children in this way. 

Changing facilities are provided for children wearing nappies. Parents must provide all items required for a nappy change.