Snacks & Lunches
Diet and nutrition are extremely important in the health, growth and development of your child and we encourage good eating habits at an early stage.
DAYS AND TIMES: 12:10 to 12.40 (Monday to Friday)
Government funding may be used to pay for the lunch session (30 mins) or included in the invoiced hours.
Use a wipeable plastic or metal lunch box (no drink) clearly marked with your child's name.
No fabric lunch bags as these take up too much space on the table and in the fridge.
We provide cutlery and a choice of milk or water for lunch.
Save money and cut out single-use plastic by decanting yogurt, soft cheese and dips into reusable pots. Do the same with breadsticks, crackers, rice cakes, hard cheese etc.
All uneaten food will be put back in the lunch box so you know exactly what and how much your child has eaten.
Aim for a balance between food types.
Keep to suitable portion sizes; don't be tempted to put too much in because you are worried your child won't eat anything.
Keep packaging to a minimum to reduce landfill. It also makes it easier for children to manage their lunchboxes without help.
No yoghurt tubes or plastic food pouches (plastic waste)
Children are expected to eat the savoury part of their lunch first.
Children are encouraged to eat as much as they feel the need to, rather than eat everything in their lunch box. This will help them regulate what they eat and recognise when they feel hungry or full.
Parents are asked to keep crisps, cake, biscuits and sweet things to a minimum so they are seen as an occasional treat. Try splitting a packet of crisps over 2 days.
Avoid foods with high levels of artificial additives such as colourings or sweeteners as children can be highly sensitive to these. Such additives can severely affect their behaviour and/or make them sick.
We will inform you of any allergies in the pre-school that you need to be aware of when packing your child's lunch, eg, nut. Children with an allergy can suffer extreme reactions even via indirect contact.
Current food labelling regulations mean we must inform you if any of the 14 allergens listed below are contained in food and/or drinks supplied by the pre-school.