Clothes for Daily Activities and Trondheim's Seasons
Below we have listed clothes and outerwear that we would like the children to have available to them in their cloakroom and cubbies.
It is very important that your child’s clothes and outerwear be clearly marked with their name so misplaced items can be returned.
The children play outside at least once a day and take weekly trips away from the kindergarten regardless of the weather. Therefore, it is important that outerwear be checked routinely to ensure it is dry and in good condition (zippers, straps, buttons, etc.).
We encourage the children to dress themselves, with support from staff as necessary.
Below we have listed items your child should have available through the year, as well as clothing for outdoors indicated by weather conditions.
Indoor Shoes - Sandals or running shoes with velcro or zipper closures.
Extra/back-up sets of clothes – Pants, shirts, sweaters, socks and underwear all frequently get wet, again particularly when the conditions outside are wet. Please provide several sets of each and replenish them when necessary.
Winter Shoes and Boots - Waterproof, insulated rubber boots for snow, sleet and rainy day outdoor playtime and trips.
Mid-Layer Clothes - Provide wool or fleece sweaters and pants to wear underneath suits, jackets and pants when it is cold outside. Preferably wool or knitted garments, or fleece.
Snow and Rain Clothes - The children are
outdoors a minimum of one hour each
day, often in the snow, ice or rain. In our
experience, snowsuits and snow pants are
not sufficiently waterproof for rain days
and rain clothes are not sufficient for
Hats, buffs and scarfs, gloves
and mittens – Please provide sets of
insulated gloves and/or mittens for winter and waterproof mittens during the rainy seasons. We also ask for thinner gloves that the children can wear to eat their lunch outdoors during trips, when heavy gloves and mittens make eating difficult.
Each child should have a lunchbox (matpak) with a healthy, balanced meal (no nuts, candy, cookies or cake) and water bottle each day.
7.30 - Kindergarten opens
We greet the children and their parents, welcoming them to a good start on their day in the kindergarten. We encourage parents to let us know if something has happened that could affect their child.
7.30 - 8.15 - *Breakfast and free play
Children who have not eaten breakfast at can have oatmeal (havregrøt) in the kindergarten kitchen.
8.30 - 10.00 - Play outside
10.00 - 10.30 - Morning circle in each group
*10.30 - 11.15 - Lunch (matpakke from home)
We consider the meal an important opportunity to be together. We want the meal to be social and nice. The food should not only taste nice, but be varied and healthy.
11.15 - 14.00 - Topic work / free play / project
*14.00 - Afternoon snack (provided by kindergarten; hot meal twice per week)
14.30 - 16.30 - Activity / project / play indoors or outdoors
16.30 - Kindergarten closed
* The children can have three meals per day in the kindergarten, one from home and two provided by the kindergarten. Each morning, havregrøt is available from 7:30 to 8.15. The 10.30 meal is provided each day as well, including a hot meal on Tuesdays and Fridays, prepared by kindergarten staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the children prepare their own bread with variety of toppings and vegetables. The third meal is generally the 14.00 afternoon snack provided from home, although in some instances the meal from home is switched to 10.30.