Tomorrow would be the first day for your child when he/she comes to our care, you may be surprised by how much you need to pack. The below list will help and guide you to prepare yourself. Please check with your child’s carers/ keyworker, what we’ll provide
The following checklist offers you a general guide as to what you should consider including in your child's bag:
Your child may need his own bowls, plates, cutlery, beakers and bibs. If he's formula-fed, pack sterilised bottles and his measured formula. Alternatively, you can also make your child’s feeds up at home, and bring a labelled bottle with you.
If you have a baby, he'll need enough expressed breastmilk or formula milk for the day. If he is on solids, you'll also need a beaker for water (we can also provide this). If you have a toddler, you may need some beakers or cartons of cow’s milk.
For older babies and toddlers, you may need to pack meals and snacks
Your child will need a change of clothes labelled with her/his name in case she/he has an accident or gets mucky.
Nappies and wipes
Pack enough for the day, plus spares just to be sure. If your child's in full-time care, ask if you can leave a large stock of nappies and wipes at the setting. Your child's carer can let you know when they need a refill.
If your child will have a nap at our Centre, you may need to pack a sheet and blanket or a sleeping bag. Ask your child’s carer if you can leave bedding at our setting, but you may need to bring it home for washing.
If your child has a favourite teddy or toy, or a comfort blanket, he may like it with her/him. If you can, buy two the same and give one to her/his carer.
Please get in touch with the Centre Nurse. If your child takes any prescription medicine, pack enough for the day and let his carer know when and how to give it to him. Just to be sure, write the same instructions on a label and attach it securely to the medicine. You are required to complete a medication administration form as well. If your child needs an inhaler, make sure it’s clearly labelled and included in his bag every day. A valid prescription from the Doctor is a must. Please read the Centre’s medication and Health and Hygiene policies
Your child's carer will already have your details. But it’s still worth packing a card with your phone number, email and work address, as well your partner’s.
Please do not hesitate to look for any support that you may need, and feel free to discuss with us and update us about anything that you may feel worthy enough to add value to our practice and procedures………