We are very proud of our lovely purple uniform. You can purchase our uniform from Zips and Snips in Southport with a logo, or any other shop without.
We like to be as practical as possible so your children can get the most from their school experience without being restricted by the weather or being uncomfortable. Because we are a Forest School we have incorporated hoodies and waterproofs into our uniform.
We want to be smart yet practical. We also have a PE kit, which children can come to school in. This year we engage in yoga and PE on a Monday, so children can come to school on a Monday in their school (not branded expensive clothes please) PE kit.
Please do not send your child in with lace up shoes/trainers unless they can fasten them. However please do teach your child to tie laces as soon as possible.There is an expectation that children shouldbe able to tie a lace at approximately 4 years of age.
Jewellery is not allowed to be worn by the children as it may be lost or cause an accident. If children have pierced ears it is better to leave earrings at home. If they are lost we can have tears and it takes time out of learning looking for them. Autumn term 2020 we will be very active so it is safer for no earrings or jewellery to be worn in school, thank you.
If they are freshly pierced they wil have to wear a plaster. We strongly recommend piercings to be done only at the start of the 6 week holidays so they can be removed when returning to school in September.
Coats and wellies
We encourage all children to go out in all weathers to explore and experience nature. We have a mud pit and mud kitchen. Children will be getting muddy. Please bring your child a pair of wellies that they may leave in school. Please check they are the correct size at the end of each term. Coats for school should be warm, long and if possible waterproof. Coats should be in dark colours and easily washable. We have waterproof over trousers for children but it is hard to keep their coats clean. Please do not send in light coloured 'posh coats' as although we do our best to teach children how to cover up we can not be responsible for their condition.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Cosmetics and deodorants
Children should not wear make up or bring deodorants in to school. In some cases, when matches and PE clubs are attended children may bring roll on deodorants (not spray), but this must be agreed with the class teacher. Although we want our juniors to be more independent we do not want any sort of creams or balms left in bags as we have small children who could ingest them. Please make sure anything of this nature is left at home or if a necessity speak to your clas teacher so it can be left in a safe place.
All children need T-shirts and shorts in school colours. T-shirts can be white, purple or black and shorts can be purple or black. No branded sportswear is allowed. Children may wear school tops or hoodies and joggers for PE in cold weather, again these must be plain and of the school colours: purple or black. Children can wear black pumps or black trainers, again these must be plain, not branded.
Children should also have a swimming kit – comprising of trunks or costume, swimming cap and a towel, all packed in a suitable named bag (Goggles can be worn in necessary).
Please write your child’s name on all clothes including shoes, pumps and wellies.
We encourage children to be independent, right from nursery. Please encourage your children to pack and carry their own bags. We will not be held responsible for any toys, jewellery or expensive clothing that is brought into school. Children in nursery should have velcro shoes until they can tie their laces. Please make sure your child can tie their laces themselves when you purchase shoes or trainers with laces. Nursery and reception children are still learning to be independent. Please think carefully about any fastenings, buttons on sleeves, belts or buckles.
Children may lose gloves regularly but the ones tied across their backs and thought their coats are very dangerous during Forest School activities and tricky if for example if they are being creative and gluing outside.
Tights are another tricky item for children when they are being toilet trained, they often get stuck over the toilet seat. Children will be rushing in to the toilet, having to take off, waterproofs, wellies and then quickly pull their pants off. I would advocate green or black jogging bottoms or leggings for the really young.