Children's outdoor clothing for schools, preschools and nurseries Government guidelines across the UK are placing an increasing emphasis
on outdoor learning, particularly in the Early Years and Foundation Stage.
Schools, preschools and nurseries are implementing outdoor programmes with
great success, and as a result look to equip the children with functional
and durable waterproof clothing.
At VikingKids, we have first hand experience of the important role of quality
outdoor clothing in child development and education. Our aim is to give
British and Irish children the same opportunities to play outdoors in comfort
as in Scandinavia, the home of the Forest School
concept. We specialise in rainwear and waterproofs for children up to 12
years old, however on request we can also provide wet weather gear for older
children and even adults.
Features of our children's waterproofs
by Didriksons and Elka, increasingly popular choices for schools and nurseries:
tested by generations of Scandinavian children; consistently
market leading suppliers in the Nordic countries
highly recommended by UK teachers and forest school leaders.
To cite a few examples, in January 2008 we were selected by the Oxford
Excellence Cluster Forest School project to supply 10 schools with waterproof
jackets and dungarees, and in March 2010 we have equipped 25 nurseries
accross Aberdeenshire in a similar project. We have provided outdoor clothing
to nurseries and schools accross the country, from small groups to entire
durable: unlike many brands, our clothes remain waterproof even
after extended use by a large number of children
comfortable: the clothes are made with soft, fully waterproof
materials with a breathable 100% PU coating
practical: our jackets, dungarees and trousers are easy for children
to put on and take off themselves
adaptable: the dungarees especially offer a large degree of size
flexibility thanks to the adjustable shoulder straps and side poppers,
hence the same pair can be worn by children of very different sizes. Also,
as sailors and fishermen well know, dungarees offer great protection against
the elements! However, some schools prefer trousers as this facilitates
more independent dressing and undressing.
easy-care: our clothes can be washed at 40 °C, although rinsing
and drip-drying is usually enough
visible: a range of bright colours to choose from and prominent
reflective stripes ensure that each group can be identified at a glance.
Some schools prefer a mix of colours, perhaps colour-coding the sizes,
others select one colour, often matching school colours
Buying process We aim to make the process as simple as possible. Just contact
us for a quote - including possible bulk discounts - and an order form
to enable you to raise a purchase order. We can also accept Local Authority
purchase orders. For bulk orders from schools, nurseries and other educational
institutions, we're happy to supply samples of the clothes on a "purchase
or return" basis, to ensure that the correct mix of sizes is selected.
Once we receive your signed purchase order, we aim to deliver your clothing
within a few days, subject to availability (items that are not in stock
can normally be sourced within a week, subject to manufacturer availability),
unless you specify otherwise. All delivery costs are included in the price.