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What to Bring

  • A backpack or Pre-school bag, which should be clearly labeled with your child’s name so it is easily identified by both your child and the staff. If you have more than one child in attendance at the centre, please bring one bag per child.
  • A hat to wear outdoors that offers good sun protection for your child’s face. We have a strict No Hat No Play policy at the Pre-School centre, which carries through all year round, so hats are still required in the winter months. Your child’s hat should be clearly labeled.
  • A single fitted bed sheet for your child to lie on at rest time, along with a top sheet or warmer blanket (on colder days). There are different companies that provide kindy swags (mini fitted sleeping bags) for rest time if this is a more convenient option for you. All bedding must be clearly labeled. Any comforters used at rest time should also be packed for the day and will be returned into your child’s back pack after rest time to ensure it is brought home.
  • At least one complete change of clothing appropriate for the weather / season. Any wet clothing will be rinsed out, placed in a plastic bag and popped into your child’s backpack. If your child is toilet training, it is suggested that you pack a few additional pairs of underpants and bottoms e.g. pants or shorts in case of accidents.
  • For your child’s safety, please ensure that your child is wearing comfortable and appropriate foot ware, for running, climbing and playing at the Pre-School Centre. Shoes should be secure on their feet and cover most of their foot. Preferably No Thongs.
  • Please do not send your child to the Centre in clothes that are difficult for them to dress or undress themselves. At Little Kids Academy we encourage "self help” skills and "independence”, and it can sometimes be quite stressful if they are unable to manage their own clothing (particularly if they are toilet training).
  • If your child is in nappies or pull-ups, you will need to provide 5 of either of these a day. They will go into your child’s pigeonhole and will be used throughout the day.
  • If your child has bottles (please ensure these are clearly labeled). They should be already prepared with your milk of choice and are to be handed to one of your Child’s teachers when you arrive for the day, so they can be immediately refrigerated.
  • Please do not bring your children’s toys from home, unless they are bringing it in for "news” or "show and tell” activities as advised by the staff. In this case they will be kept in the office for safe keeping until required. Staff can not be responsible for any toys that are brought into the Centre that get lost or broken.

If you have any concerns or queries, you can always ask a staff member and we will be happy to assist you.