I tend to buy DS a lot from the HM Conscious range or Next bits off eBay.
There are a lot of parents who send their kids to nursery in old clothes that are stained, ripped etc and whilst that's great for them I like DS to look 'nice' wherever he goes. But with nursery I tend to be more budget conscious.
He wears the Next pull up skinny jeans/HM skinny joggers/leggings off Ebay.
He also wears usually plain t-shirts and a hoodie/jumper on cold days or a long sleeve t-shirt on mild days. He has wellies/coat/snowsuit etc there - all Next things from eBay.
He also wears canvas trainers most days, Vans or Converse.
I would put her in old clothes, so it doesn't matter if they get messy. I would buy clothes from Primark or H& N.Spare clothes, label all her clothes. Wellies for the garden and a warm coat for the garden, hat, gloves and a scarf.
I put her in old clothes that she's growing out of/stained/bobbled that I'd otherwise give away/charity shop. that way I get the most use out of them! Always leggings, t-shirt and a jumper with waterproofs over the top and wellies. Spare clothes and trainers in rucksack.
Just don’t be one of those parents who complain about wetness, dirt, paint or food! If you know you get uptight - like my h- buy cheap packs of t shirts, joggers or shorts and jumpers - next and h & m - and keep telling yourself it is only Pre school! The one my boys went too had jumpers with Pre school logo as an option. Personally imho please don’t send her in frilly knickers and frock she needs something she can play freely in!
In summer ours said no slip ons or exposed toes. Think practical. Clark’s canvas are good. Some like spare wellies others don’t so ask.
No laces. Shoes they can get off and on themselves.
No dungarees. Joggers that they can easily use themselves are the best.
A top with sleeves that they can roll up themselves. Nursery staff don't really want to spend an hour a day dressing and undressing children. It might only take you an extra few minutes, but multiply that by 20 or 30.
A coat that is suitable for the weather. NOT a white fun fur puffball monstrosity from Harrods that you insist can't get dirty. (That was a memorable coat!)
Tracksuit bottoms or jeans with a top. Sweater over that. Socks with the sticky grippy things on them to avoid slips.
Nothing that would be hard to play/climb/mess around in. Practical shoes. Nothing that will upset you if wrecked or lost or covered in paint.
Ds also has full outerwear for each season - snowsuit/boots/hat/gloves/woolies for winter. Fleece lined wellies for spring and autumn along with full waterproofs. Single layer waterproofs for summer.
Polarn o pyret do brilliant outdoor gear, as do Didrikson, Reima etc. None are cheap but all last well. PoP will fix anything that breaks for free . UK supermarket/high street outerwear is crap and doesn’t keep them dry or warm.
If your child is potty training or recently trained then elastic waistband in a size bigger are a godsend for a desperate child with crossed legs. Label EVERYTHING. Send cheap spare clothes that don't matter if they disappear after a change.