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I spent most of the day in a wood in torrential rain & I had a fab time

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Katymac Tue 03-Nov-09 21:08:48

On an Early Years Outdoor learning course

It was great all about getting children outside & learning

It's so good for them - but I need to get waterproofs for the children (expensive - ouch)

HSMM Tue 03-Nov-09 21:17:21

I want to get some good waterproofs for my mindees, so we can spend lots of time in the woods and fields over winter, but the cost is a bit prohibitive.

violetqueen Tue 03-Nov-09 21:21:48

Decathalon do fantastic value stuff - 2 branches in London ,not sure where else .
www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/your-decathlon-store-10695863/

Katymac Tue 03-Nov-09 21:33:32

& remember I'd need to buy shed loads
- 12 under 5's plus the school age ones

God alone knows how many (to account for sizes) & how much that would cost

WshosheBANG Tue 03-Nov-09 21:40:30

katy I put a wanted on Freecycle, and got 5 trousers and tops, and half a dozen all in ones!

What I didnt need I shared with other CM's and I have been lucky that as mindees have grown out of waterproof stuff, parents have given me them, I have wellies coming out of my ears.

Katymac Tue 03-Nov-09 21:47:41

I'm the same with wellies - but I can't get parents even to bring spare clothes hmm

Our local Freecycle is a little flawed atm (but I have great hopes of the moderators sorting it out)

But where would I put them all - can you imagine storing 12 plus of them

WshosheBANG Tue 03-Nov-09 22:07:21

I must admit that is a problem, I have stacking boxes in the utility with the wellies, and have bought a vacumn tote bag for the waterproofs and the sunsuits when squashed they all fit in one drawer of a plastic drawer set.

FimbleHobbs Thu 05-Nov-09 12:56:14

DD goes to Forest School and we provide her waterproofs, I would never expect nursery or a CM to provide them. It would be expensive and impractical what with children growing all the time.

We got our from muddy puddles and they are great quality - lets face it cheap ones are a false economy as they do get a lot of wear!

Katymac Thu 05-Nov-09 21:58:54

It's funny I would never have dreamed of asking my parents

But I have been raving about the course and loads of people have said they would/will buy them

I was amazed - & so chuffed

Now I just need to source them & the parents will order through me (& see if we can get a discount)

Waswondering Thu 05-Nov-09 22:06:55

I wouldn't mind if my nursery asked me to provide this. If I took them home it would mean I can use them in my own time too.

By the way - we had a letter home from nursry asking if we had any outgrown wellies that we didn't know what to do with - they would like them so that all the kids can get out on really wet days to splash! I thought that was really sensible and am delighted to find a willing home for old wellies!

Katymac Thu 05-Nov-09 22:15:40

I have about 30 pairs - storage is always a problem

UniS Fri 06-Nov-09 19:40:00

My lad has had full waterproofs since before he was walking. Ask your mindees parents and you may well find the kids have them already.

Regatta/peter storm do an all in one for about 12 quid, and Aldi/ Lidl seem to do jacket and dungerees once a year for about 7 quid. WAY cheaper than muddy puddles.

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