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. All parents/carers must complete a 'Cool Milk' form to ensure your child receives their free milk carton each session from the Government.
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.
We will offer water throughout the day. Children will be provided with their own water bottle to access when outdoors and will have access to cups of water throughout the indoor sessions.