Mud Mates for ECE Centres
Here at Mud Mates we believe that all children deserve to get to play outside no matter what the weather! That’s why we have created a range of products with ECE centres in mind, with the goal to make life easier for you!
We offer high quality, functional, durable and long-lasting products, all of which are proudly handcrafted right here in New Zealand.
We are pleased to be able to offer early childhood education centres the opportunity to purchase in bulk from our range at discounted prices, saving you money, time and mess! Our exclusive childcare pricing is available for all ECE centres and operations including preschools, childcare centres, daycares, in-home care providers, kindergartens, playcentres and playgroups.
Please complete the form below to receive a copy of our ECE Info Pack and Price List. For bulk orders of 10 or more, please email for a quote. For smaller orders please purchase direct from our online shop.
Please note we are GST registered and the prices listed on our website our GST inclusive.
Children’s Protective Outerwear
The Mud Mates protective clothing range for preschoolers is water-resistant, water-repellent, PVC free, machine washable and quick drying. Our over-garments simply slip on over children’s clothing, keeping them clean and dry while they play.
- Rainy day outdoor play
- Messy play (check out our blog for fun, simple messy play and sensory play ideas and recipes)
- Painting, arts and crafts
- Water play
- In the sandpit or mud pit
- Gardening and planting
- Outdoor education
- Nature walks and excursions
Made from a waterproof, soft, lightweight yet durable fabric, our protective clothing is an asset to all ECE centres. Our range includes:
- Coveralls – perfect for messy play and outdoor adventures, our all-in-one overalls will cover your children from head to ankle, protecting their clothing from paint, mud, puddles, wet playground equipment and dewy grass. Perfect for crawling children to prevent holes in knees or grass stains. Our Coveralls are also ideal to wear on outings where your children need to be quickly and easily identified by staff.
- Craft Aprons – when you need to keep clothing clean when painting, gluing, baking or even eating, our Craft Aprons are the ideal choice. Featuring long sleeves, fabric which wraps completely around the body and an extra long length they are designed to keep the mess out! With a fastening at the back, our art smocks are easy for children to put on with minimal assistance and can be wiped clean or machine washed.
- Overpants – say goodbye to wet legs and bottoms with our Overpants. With an elasticated waist and ankles, our Overpants simply fit over the top of your children’s clothing and are easy to get on over shoes and gumboots. They are available in Fleece Lined (for extra warmth and protection) and unlined versions.
- Shoe Covers – keep little feet dry and warm with our water-resistant shoe covers. Ideal for keeping crawling children’s shoes and socks dry, our over booties also help prevent shoe tops from being scuffed
So why should your ECE centre purchase protective outerwear from Mud Mates?
- On trips outside your centre, children can be difficult to identify. With our highly visible, colourful and fun Coveralls, you can be sure your kids will be safe and dry in New Zealand’s unpredictable weather!
- 100% guaranteed against faulty workmanship or defects
- Machine washable and fast drying
- Keeps kids clean, dry and warm, helping to prevent illness
- Keeps parents happy with less washing to wash!
- Saves time and makes life easier for staff with less clothing changes required
Mess is not just limited to clothes – tables suffer too! Our custom-made elasticated Fitted Tablecloths are perfect for using on any size table to keep them clean and mess free and to make clean up easier and quicker.
Ideal for messy play, playdough, painting, crafts and meal times (particularly if you have children with allergies).
- MADE TO MEASURE: simply provide us with the width and length or diameter of your table and we will custom make to your measurements to ensure they fit your table correctly. Square, rectangle and round tablecloths are available in your choice of navy, red or royal blue.
- STAY PUT ELASTIC DESIGN: elasticated edge which sits snuggly under your table top to prevent it being pulled off, or from flapping around in the wind. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
- EASY TO CLEAN: the water-resistant fabric is easy to wipe clean with a damp clean or for larger spills simply pop through the washing machine. The lightweight fabric is quick to dry ready for the next session!
Personalised Swim Bags / Wet Bags
Our high quality, durable, leak-free drawstring bags are a popular environmental friendly wet bag option for early childcare centres. Reduce the use of plastic and store wet and soiled clothing or nappies in a machine washable, reusable drawstring bag.
Made from our 100% polyester, PVC-free, water-resistant and water-repellent fabric, our wet bags have been cleverly designed and sewn to keep moisture in the bag itself.
- Measures a roomy 33cm wide by 42cm tall.
- Machine washable
- Durable and long lasting
- Quick drying
- Drawstring opening is easy to use, even for little hands
Available in a range of bright colours, each bag can be personalised with a child’s name to help them identify it and take responsibility for their belongings.
Messy Play and Sensory Play Activities for ECE
We have a great selection of messy play, sensory play and arts and crafts activities on our blog. These are fun (but easy) activities that your children will love, from gloop to bubble wrap roller painting, from magic mud to fingerprint Christmas cards.