We aim to ensure that the standard of table manners and behaviour, which is expected, is consistent. Snack /Meal times should be a social occasion for both the staff and children.
Individual dietary requirements is respected and planned for in advance.
Children are given sufficient time to eat- no child will be rushed.
We provide roll on snack for the children, so the children come and eat when they are ready to and their play is not interrupted, snack is available throughout the session.
All children are encouraged to be independent while ensuring they also get the help and assistance they need.
The nursery encourages healthy eating.
The nursery ensures that food provided is varied, balanced, healthy and nutritious.
two choices of fruit
a savoury, i.e crumpet, toast, biscuit, crackers, scones.
We recognize how important it is for children to have plenty of fluids during the nursery day.
Fresh drinking water is always available to the children throughout the day
Squashes and other sugary drinks are not permitted in the nursery
We encourage children to drink milk or water
During hot weather the children are encouraged to drink extra water during the day to ensure they keep well hydrated
Parents/guardians will pay £1.50 for 3year olds and £1.00 for 2year olds per week for snack.
Payments will be made every term.
If children are ill and do not attend nursery, snack payments will not be carried forward, as snack is bought for all the children on a weekly basis.
Flexible hours Payments We value our relationship with parents and would like to have a procedure fair for all. All payments must be made prior to extra flexible hours, as we are unable to function without the payments, if payments are not prior to the session beginning the chid will not be able to participate in the session. The parents must give minimal 24 hours notice to request the flexibility needed. Parents will not be refunded if they do not attend the paid additional session.
Breakfast hour Breakfast club will be from 8.00a.m- 8.45a.m. The breakfast will be provided by the nursery, which will be included in the price of £5.00. All fees must be paid before each session otherwise the child will not be able to attend, all monies due must be paid in cash. We will not allow for arrears to be carried over. Breakfast will provided by the nursery. The child will be offered a choice of two cereals, yogurt, toast, fruit, milk or water to drink.
Parents who bring in packed lunch
Parents need to label children’s food in insulated lunch bags.
Only cold food can be brought to the nursery (food will not be heated)
Parents will not be allowed to bring in any chocolate, fizzy drinks, unhealthy food
R&K Catering provide hot meals for us a daily basis which are available to the children for an additional cost of £2.50 per day. The menu is available to download here.
Celebrations Parents will not be allowed to bring in cakes and sweets for other children. This will be sent home as we are promoting healthy eating-* This is done in order to promote healthy eating in the nursery. Parents will be able to being in a substitute i.e raisins or healthy snack. Maybe a colouring books, crayons or stickers. On request from parents we will inform the children during discussion time, that it is the child’s birthday and say a little blessing for the child.