Uniform & Clothing
Uniform is optional
Some parents prefer that their child wears a full school uniform to help develop a sense of belonging to our nursery. This includes grey or black trousers/jogging bottoms/grey pinafore dress/skirt, plus a white or blue polo shirt. However, school uniform is not compulsory.
We do have school sweatshirts and cardigans, with our Kings Norton Nursery school logo on, available to purchase from school through MCAS. Sweatshirts and cardigans are £12. You can also contact Rubery Schools Community Swop Shop who provide free preloved school uniform.
If you need support with uniform for your child, please speak to a member of staff.
Please do not send children in light coloured or expensive clothing, or coats/outerwear that could be easily spoiled! Often the activities in nursery can be a little messy as we use a lot of paint, glue, clay, chalk, and sand. We encourage the children to put on aprons but they do not always provide complete protection.
To help develop children’s independence, it is important that children wear clothes and shoes that are easily manageable. Dungarees, tight fitting jeans/trousers and all-in-one suits are very difficult for your children to manage independently.
Shoes with Velcro fastening and simple buckles are ideal. Trainers and boots with laces should not be worn as they are too difficult for children to manage on their own. Jelly shoes and open-toed sandals are also not allowed at nursery, as they are hazardous.
We love being outdoors and believe it is important for children’s learning and development for them to have opportunities to explore our wonderful outdoor area. Therefore, we ask all children to bring in a pair of wellington boots, labelled with their name, so that they can continue to access the outdoor environment, whatever the weather. Boots should be kept in a waterproof, pump bag (no polythene bags for safety reasons) on your child’s peg and taken home at the end of the session/half term.
As well as sweatshirts and cardigans we offer a range of accessories that you can purchase for your child, many of which are colour coded to match your child's nursery group:
Wellington boot bag
Sun hat with neck protection
Library book bag
Water bottle (including lid)
Additional water bottle lid
School pack - which includes the wellington boot bag, sun hat, and water bottle
Label pack - 54 labels: 40 iron on, 10 stick on labels, and 4 sticky feet labels for shoes
Label Labels Labels!
It is essential that all items of clothing and shoes (especially sweatshirts!) are marked clearly with your child’s name. You can buy specially printed labels or use a biro or marker pen. Name and shoe labels are available to buy on MCAS.