Buying Guide For Schools And Nurseries

Buying Guide For Schools And Nurseries

Muddy Puddles are the leading supplier of waterproofs for schools. Our mission is to encourage children to spend more time outdoors, whatever the weather.

We have worked with schools and nurseries for over 20 years and we have made sure our outerwear is perfectly fit for purpose.

Our children's waterproofs are designed for outdoor learning for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. Read our handy guide to help you pick the right outerwear for your school or nursery so children can move freely while staying dry, happy and protected from the weather.

1) 100% waterproof and breathable

Make sure you pick 100% waterproof and breathable outerwear to keep children warm, dry and happy come rain or shine.

2) Fit for purpose

Before buying waterproofs for your school or nursery, make sure they are suitable for all age groups and outdoor activities. We recommend all-in-one suits or bib and brace for smaller children and trousers and jackets sets for older pupils who don’t need help when getting dressed.

3) Comfort and freedom of movement

Look out for comfortable waterproofs offering a full freedom of movement. Waterproofs should fit comfortably over the top of clothes and be long enough at the back to keep bottoms dry. Make sure they have enough room to add an extra layer when it’s chilly outside.

4) Durable materials

Choose tough, durable materials that will last long and survive the rough and tumble of outdoor play. 

5) Unisex style

We recommend buying gender-neutral waterproofs and avoiding colours such as pink. Unisex clothes last longer: they can be passed down again and again between boys and girls which creates less waste. They also help celebrating the message that both girls and boys should climb trees, race bikes and love adventures.

6) Bright, fun colours

Choose bright, fun colours the children will be proud to wear. We recommend picking different colours for different age groups or for different sizes to easily match them to a child.

7) Handy and safe

Look out for clever features such as reflective stripes for extra safety, adjustable stirrups to put over wellies to prevent water from getting in or elasticated hood and cuffs for comfortable fit and maximum dryness. 

8) Machine washable

Make sure the waterproofs you choose are machine washable to make parents’ lives easier  How to order Muddy Puddles waterproofs and join the Muddy Academy Placing an order as a school couldn’t be easier. We offer a bulk discount on qualifying orders. Email us your school name, address and order and we'll work out the discounts, apply these to your order and send you an invoice.
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