Toilet accidents are very common in reception, especially during the first term. We encourage the children to go to the toilet whilst they are “getting busy” during activities so they aren’t missing out on any crucial learning during the short carpet time. We regularly remind the children to go to the toilet but inevitably accidents happen. When they do, we make sure your child has a clean pair of underwear and clothes to change into. For hygiene reasons we place the wet clothes in a nappy sack on the outside of their school bag, in case of leakage. Also, we have talked to the children about informing an adult if they do have an accident. If you are aware that your child has regular accidents it would be helpful if you put a spare set of clothing in their rucksack. Finally, please could you wash and return any clothes/ underwear given to your child as soon as possible to avoid a shortage of supplies.
Your child has direct access to water and their water bottles throughout the day and we remind them to have a drink. We do ask them not to get a drink during our short carpet time inputs. Carpet time is typically 20minutes and we do not want them to miss out on any essential learning! Please can you ensure they bring in water, not juice. In the morning the children also have milk and fruit time.