If you’re feeling unsure about what you need to pack to see them through the day, check out our list below of all the things you might need.
Nurseries, childminders and playgroups might ask you to bring different things. You usually get a list of exactly what you’ll need from them, but if not, give them a call to check.
Wellies, all in one waterproofs and a jacket with a hood for rainy days
Plus hat, scarf and gloves for the winter weather. Some places have spare wellies or waterproofs so it's always good to check!
Before your child's first day, speak to your childcare provider about their medicine policy.
Thinking about how are you going to pay for any extras?
If you’re worried about how you’ll be able to afford all the bits and pieces they might need, have a look at the Best Start Grant Early Learning payment, as you might be eligible to get this payment to help with any extras.