What to Bring

  • Named changes of clothes and extra named underwear if the child is toilet training (please see our toilet training guidance information).

  • Gumboots, jacket, warm hats (winter), named sunhat if you prefer your child to wear their own.

  • We hold a large supply of sponsored sunhats which are rotated and washed weekly or more often as required.

  • Provision of morning tea/afternoon tea optional (small charge applies).

  • Please write on the notice-board to let staff know if you have put food in the box or fridge.

  • Don’t forget to collect your child’s artwork and creations before you leave (there is a box in reception for creative pieces).

  • Please sun-block your child preferably before you arrive and sign the sun-smart check-list at reception (Our Slip Slop Slap policy requires children and teachers to be sun-smart). Sun-block will be reapplied after lunch.

  • Lost Property……lost clothing etc can be located in the basket at reception. At the end of each school term parents/whanau are reminded to check for missing clothing etc as all un-named property will be taken to the Red Cross.

  • Please tell teachers of any upsets/disturbances which may affect your child during the day – sleepless night, grumpy mood/upsets etc

  • Please support your child to find their name tag and choose a locker (they can’t look after their gear later if they don’t know where to put it).

  • Teachers will regularly encourage children to put shoes socks etc into their lockers or into the shoe bucket when they take them off.

  • All children are encouraged to tidy up however expectations differ between the age groups…..peer support is encouraged.

  • While we prefer that children do not bring toys with them to preschool (because of breakage or loss) any items of dependency (such as a cuddly, favourite bear etc) may be brought along as required. Obviously there is a risk involved and staff cannot be held responsible for any loss or breakage.

  • We encourage children to bring items of interest along to share at news-time (preferably not a toy), however suggest parents support the child to bring items which the child can tell a story about…….for example something from nature, a photograph etc

  • Parent support is appreciated in regards to encouraging children to ‘tidy’ away at least one object before leaving, returning their name tags to the wall and collecting art work.

  •  Policies and procedures we suggest parents/whanau/caregivers are familiar with:  Please see policies page

  • Please name everything…