We will provide a healthy mid morning and mid afternoon snack with a choice of milk or water. Some examples of the snack we may offer include crumpets, cereal, toast or breadsticks and children will always be offered fresh fruit or vegetables at snack times. We will vary the foods that we offer and encourage children to try foods that may be new to them. We must stress that this is a snack, not a substitute for a meal and children that attend a morning session must have breakfast before they arrive (unless paying for breakfast club) and children attending an afternoon session must have lunch before arrival.
We view snack time as a social occasion where practitioners will sit and eat with the children to model good table manners. We will encourage independence at snack time by supporting children to make their own choices, pour their own drinks and where possible prepare their own snack for example spreading toast or serving cereal.
Parent/carers of children that attend funded only sessions are asked to make a 50p voluntary daily contribution as the funding we receive does not cover food or drink. This can be paid daily on arrival.
We will offer water throughout the day. Children in the 2 year old room will be provided with their own water bottle to access throughout the session and children in the pre-school room will have access to cups of water throughout the session.
If your child attends a full day there is an option for children to have a 2 course hot meal at a very reasonable cost. This is served at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School with Nursery staff who will accompany and stay with the children throughout this meal time. This option is also available to parents whose children attend sessional care. You can add on lunch as an optional extra for either a morning session or afternoon session.