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 any rain 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!


kit lists

Children will need a named water bottle and a backpack that is suitable for outdoors that your child can carry.

what to wear in SPRING/Autumn

  • Waterproofs provided for enrolled children by 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

What to wear in summer

  • Waterproofs provided for enrolled children by Little Forest Folk
  • One pair of comfortable trousers (jogging bottoms or leggings)
  • One 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

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)
  • 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 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

Our footwear recommendation for autumn is Warm Wellies. All Little Forest Folk families can get 10% off online using the discount code: LFF10.

For winter we recommend snow boots by Happy Little Sole. All Little Forest Folk families can get 10% off online using the discount code: FOREST.

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. 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 as these, 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.