Forest Essentials

We will be outdoors all day, every day, come rain or shine!

To ensure our children are comfortable and prepared, please bring the items listed below to nursery every day, labelled with your child's name and leave valuables at home.

Please note:on days when there is anyrain or drizzle, as we often encounter lots of mud on our way into the forest, we would ask you to drop the children off dressed in their waterproofs as we do need to leave on time and don't want your child to get their clothes wet or muddy before we even start the day!

Onsunny days, we ask you to apply a first layer of sunscreen before you drop your child off. We will then apply every 3-4 hours or as required. If you'd prefer to provide your own sunscreen just let the team know.


kit lists

Children will need anamed water bottleand abackpackthat is suitable for outdoors that your child can carry.

What to wear in summer

  • Waterproofs (one set provided for enrolled children at time of enrolment by Little Forest Folk)

  • One pair of comfortable trousers (jogging bottoms or leggings)

  • One t-shirt, light long sleeved t-shirt

  • One fleecy zip up jacket (in a backpack just in case)

  • 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

  • Spare trousers & socks in backpacks (more than one set of each plus underwear if toilet training)

  • We recommend that children arrive at the nursery already wearing an all-day sunscreen.

what to wear in SPRING/Autumn

  • Waterproofs (optional for enrolled families to purchase from Little Forest Folk)

  • One pair of comfortable trousers (jogging bottoms or leggings)

  • One long sleeved t-shirt or top

  • One thick jumper

  • One fleecy zip up jacket (in the backpack, just in case)

  • 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!)

  • Spare trousers & socks in backpacks (more than one set of each plus underwear if toilet training)

What to wear in winter

  • Waterproofs provided for enrolled children by Little Forest Folk

  • Base layer - thermals

  • Next 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.)

  • 四双袜子。两双,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 in the backpack

  • Extra Jumpers to be packed in backpack for really cold days

  • Snow boots or sturdy warm outdoor boots


Our clothing recommendations

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 orHeat holder socksare amazingly toasty!

Warm welliesare our recommended wellies until it’s properly cold, all LFF families can get 10% off online using codeLFF10.

When it gets very coldHappy Little Solesare our recommended supplier for snow boots and kindly offer all Little Forest Folk enrolled parents 10% off by using the codeTREESforMikk-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,click here for Bogs website.

Heads

A good hat is a must andJoJo Maman Bébéhave 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 such asthese, available to buy online from H&M.

On really cold days, fleece mittens on top of the woollen gloves will help keep the children's hands extra warm.


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