Mealtimes and snacks
All school must promote healthy lifestyles and it is essential for young children to start to eat a healthy and balanced diet, to support their growth and development.
In nursery we promote healthy eating by ensuring the food we offer is suitable, balanced and nutritious for children.
Children’s Food Trust Guidelines for healthy packed lunches
Cooking and tasting
We have a separate kitchen area and focus on food and cooking during project work to develop children’s understanding of different foods and experience tasting and preparation activities.
We ensure all allergies are considered when children take part in these activities.
We ask that all of our children bring their own water bottle to nursery each day to enable them to have access to fresh water whenever they need to.
Water and milk is offered to children during snack times and we encourage children to drink extra water during warmer days and whilst playing outdoors.
Snacks during am and pm sessions
We offer the children fruit, vegetables and milk or water and during the am and pm sessions.
Children requiring alternative foods and drinks are able to do so as parents can inform us of their dietary needs.
We charge £5.00 per half term to cover the cost of snacks and all produce is purchased locally.
We have a dedicated area for lunches.
Children staying in nursery at lunch time bring a packed lunch from home.
Parents and carers should be mindful of the risk of food allergies when preparing packed lunches and avoid trigger food groups.
We encourage healthy food choices in packed lunches.
We serve healthy balanced, self selected tea during the first session of after school club each day as well as water, fruit and juice drinks during the session and is included in the childcare fee.