Personal items

Please bring the following items with you to Preschool (if applicable). Please ensure all clothing and drink bottles are named.

  • A drink bottle filled with water for your child to drink during the day. Please take home at the end of each day.
  • In the summer time, please pack a sun hat and in the winter time, please pack a woollen hat and a jacket.
  • Nappies and wipes. A teacher will advise you when you need to replenish these. If nappies are not replenished when requested, a charge of $2.00 for each nappy used for your child will be charged to your account.
  • At least one full change of clothes, named.
  • Snacks and lunch

All other consumables such as bed linen, toys, cutlery, crockery are supplied free of charge.


Dress for fun! Our days are filled with all kinds of hands-on learning. Children should wear simple, washable clothing that you don’t mind paint getting on. Days at Whippersnappers can be messy, so please have at least one change of named clothes available for your child.

Please dress them appropriately for the weather. We enjoy being outdoors so supply suitable outside clothing.

Please note we are unable to restrict childrens access to the outdoors for any reason, such as the child having a cold. If your child is not well enough to play outside, please keep them at home until they are well.

We have extra clothing at the centre if needed. If your child is sent home in one of these articles, please wash and return as soon as possible.

Lost Property

The centre has a lost property box for misplaced clothes located in both entrance areas. Please check this regularly. Please name your child’s clothing and shoes to prevent lost property. At the end of each term lost clothes will be displayed outside on the footpath for several days. Any unclaimed clothes at the end of each term will be given to charity.