Waterproofs for Schools and Nurseries – A Guide

Choosing waterproof clothing for your school or nursery shouldn’t be difficult. The foundation stage in schools puts a great emphasis on outdoor play and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors, you will need a robust and durable suit which is preferably breathable and windproof as well as waterproof. With so much choice in waterproof suits and separates nowadays, there will certainly be a suit to meet your needs. We’ve put together this short guide which will help your decide on the most appropriate waterproofs for your school or nursery.

Remember ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing’

1. Think Practical – Will the children be dressing themselves? If so, think about how easy the suit or separates are for children to put on and take off. If purchasing for a range of sizes, think about buying one colour per size, e.g. all the 3 year old’s wear Royal Blue, 4 year old’s wear Red and 5 year old’s wear Navy.

Togz Shell Waterproof All-in-One Suit
Togz Shell Waterproof All-in-One Suit

2. Think Fabric – How durable is the fabric? How you want a heavier duty waterproof suit or something lightweight and packable for easy storage? E.g. You may like the robustness of the Togz waterproof all-in-one suit, but when it comes to storage, the Target Dry Little Nipper suit takes up much less space and is equally waterproof and breathable.

Little Nipper Waterproof Rain Suit by Target Dry
Little Nipper Waterproof Rain Suit by Target Dry

3. Think Warmth –  Would you prefer a winter suit or a shell outer suit for all seasons? An unlined shell waterproof can be layered under in winter with a fleece to keep the children warm and dry.

4. Think Style – A one piece waterproof or separates? An all-in-one rain suit will prevent any gaps around the waist, keeping children warmer, particularly on windy days. However, a 2 piece suit such as the Mikk-line over-trousers / dungarees and jacket set or Mac in a Sac waterproof trousers and jacket is ideal for more flexibility.

Mikk-Line Waterproof Dungarees and Jacket
Mikk-Line Waterproof Dungarees / Trousers and Jacket Suit

For more information on waterproof clothing for your school or nursery, see the Schools & Groups page of our website and sign up to our schools and groups newsletter.

'Little Nipper' – A Colourful Waterproof Rain Suit for Kids

Little Nipper Waterproof Rain Suit by Target Dry
Little Nipper Waterproof Rain Suit by Target Dry

The Target Dry ‘Little Nipper’ Suit is a new colourful all-in-one waterproof rain suit for 2014!

Manufactured by the trusted Target Dry brand, the suit is 100% waterproof (3000mm) and breathable (3000gsm), providing head to ankle protection even on the wettest days.

Made from a lightweight and packable material (100% polyester), this suit will guarantee that your little ones can comfortably fit an extra layer underneath during the colder weather.

The age ranges on the Little Nipper go from 6-12 Months, all the way up to 11-12 Years!

The suit is available in four bright and bold colours; Aruba Strawberry, Navy, Riviera Vintage Car and Fandango Bow (only navy from 7-8 yrs). These suits would be ideal for school or nursery outdoor play as they pack up small for easy storage and will keep the children protected from wind and rain. With features like the easy access full length zip, integral hood and reflective piping, the Little Nipper is a must-have packable suit and will brighten up any children’s day!

The suit is available to buy from Adventure Togs for £27.50.

Click here for more details and to buy!

New Waterproof Suits for Rhigos Primary School

The children of Rhigos Primary School have no excuse for getting outdoors on wet and windy days. In the Autumn the school purchased some Togz Waterproof All-in-One Suits and they have certainly been making the most of their new outdoor clothing.

This week they sent us this lovely photo of them playing outdoors in the rain…..

Rhigos Primary School Waterproof Suits

 ….and this is one they sent before Christmas!

Are those old wellies hanging in a row in the background?

Or weatherproof stockings ready for Santa?


Rhigos Primary Waterproof Outdoor Play Clothes

Thank you Rhigos Primary for sending in your inspiring photographs and we hope you have lots of more outdoor fun in the future!

The Togz Waterproof All-in-One Suit is for sale in our online shop


Healthy Schools Awards

I was recently invited to both the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Healthy Schools Awards in order to promote our schools waterproofs range. There was a great deal of interest from healthy schools coordinators and head teachers in our range of outdoor clothing. The Bugzz rain ponchos drew a great deal of attention, as modelled by Helen Crocombe from Evolve Sport. As well as foundation stage, there was much interest from teachers of older children, with some schools becoming Forest Schools or even adopting parcels of land in which they planning a woodland garden. It was enlightening to see the range of sports activities children take part in at school these days with many putting on exercise and dance displays, and to hear how healthy eating is encouraged using awards for fruit eating etc.