What to Wear?

Explorosity Education is very lucky to have the outdoor space and gardens that we do. We spend a lot of time outside with our children and therefore careful consideration is required when thinking about their clothing. We would recommend the following for your child in the nursery. 

What to wear through the seasons...

WHAT TO WEAR IN SUMMER?

  • Waterproof suit or set
  • One pair of comfortable trousers
  • One t-shirt, light long sleeved t-shirt
  • One fleecy zip up jacket
  • One pair of socks
  • Wellies or sturdy closed toe shoes (which you don't mind getting wet and muddy!)
  • A sun hat for sunny days
  • 3 x Spare trousers x 3, spare tops x 3, spare socks x 3, spare pants x 3 (more than three sets if toilet training)
  • 2 x Sun safe swim set
  • We recommend that children arrive at the nursery already wearing an all-day sunscreen.


WHAT TO WEAR IN AUTUMN?

  • Waterproof suit or set.
  • One pair of comfortable trousers
  • One long sleeved t-shirt or top
  • One thick jumper
  • One fleecy zip up jacket
  • Two pairs of socks. On the bottom, one thin cotton sock, and the top, a thick wool or fluffy bed sock
  • Wellies or sturdy closed toe shoes (which you don't mind getting wet and muddy!)
  • 3 x Spare trousers x 3, spare tops x 3, spare socks x 3, spare pants x 3 (more than three sets if toilet training)


WHAT TO WEAR IN WINTER?

  •  Waterproof suit or set
  •  The base layer - thermals

  • Bottom layer - fleece or other warm tracksuit bottoms
  • First top layer - long sleeve t-shirt or thin jumper
  • Second top layer - fleece jumper
  • Third top layer - fleece jacket
  • Neck scarf
  • Hat and gloves (plenty of spares to be packed in backpack, we have found that Didriksons do very good mittens for cold weather.)
  • Four pairs of socks. Two pairs to wear (on the bottom, one thin cotton sock, and the top, a thick wool or fluffy bed sock) and two spare pairs to be packed.
  • Extra Jumpers to be packed in a backpack for really cold days
  • Snow boots or sturdy warm outdoor boots


OUR CLOTHING RECOMMENDATIONS

Please ensure all your children's clothes are clearly labelled. 


FEET

In average weather we recommend wellies with 2 pairs of socks. The bottom a thin cotton sock then top sock a thick wool or fluffy bed sock, similar to those sold next to the checkout at H&M or Heat holder socks are amazingly toasty! Warm wellies are our recommended wellies until it's properly cold.

When it gets very cold Happy Little Soles are our recommended supplier for snow boots for Mikk-Line and Melton Thermal boots, the Bundgaard Sailor boots and the Bogs Neo Classic.

We also love Bogs child-friendly boots, perfect for wet weather days.


HEADS

A good hat is a must and JoJo Maman Bébé have lovely warm ones, although they aren't waterproof. However, we can always pop their hoods up on those occasional wet days.


HANDS

We suggest thick, waterproof ski gloves. We have found that Didriksons do very good mittens for cold weather. Although, we have discovered that most children don't like the curtailment of freedom that they feel in such bulky gloves, so, alternatively, we recommend a multipack of woollen gloves. On really cold days, fleece mittens on top of the woollen gloves will help keep the children's hands extra warm.


WET SUITS

We recommend Didrikson's sets. Muddy puddles also do very good waterproof sets as do Alex and Alexa.