I have just written my first newsletter to parents and put a note in it about clothing. i said something along the lines it still being important to take little ones outside to play and please could parents ensure children have suitable clothing plus coat, shoes etc to play outside. I had one of my mindees come with no shoes before, luckily I have spare wellies that fitted.
Here's what I did last month in mine anyway ( had already talked to parents though)
We often have impromptu outings to the park or library and it's a shame when our plans have to be changed as a child hasn't got suitable clothing on. Clothes and shoes for playing out in are best. Also please remember the weather is very changeable and while they might not need a jacket/jumper in the morning, by the afternoon they may well do! I do have some spares but these are often in the wash."
Clothing worn should be appropriate for the days weather and play. Please do not send children in their `best clothes` Some times we get a little messy, although bibs and aprons are provided. If the child is toilet training, please dress them in clothes that can be removed easily.
Please supply for your children
Nappies & Wipes (nappies can be stored a packet at a time, and I will let you know as they run low). Change of clothes Blanket or cuddly toy Dummies Swimsuit (nappy style if appropriate) summer only Slippers Wellies (these can be brought daily) Hats and gloves Waterproof coat