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Nutrition

West Byfleet Nursery does not have the facilities to provide meals or snacks for children and therefore all food must be provided by parents. However it is important to us to promote healthy eating and we encourage this with fruit and vegetable tasting activities throughout the year.

Social interactions at snack times form a key part of your child’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development and it is important for them to be able to participate in this group activity on equal terms, with a snack from home. Don't forget that you will need to provide a healthy snack for each session your child attends. If they are with us for a full day they will need two snacks, one for the morning and one for the afternoon, as well as their packed lunch.
The nursery provides milk and water to drink, these are available throughout the day.

Lunch and Snack times

If your child is staying for lunch please hand your child’s lunch box to the member of staff at the classroom door on arrival. It will then be stored in the fridge until lunchtime.
Food should be packed in a clearly named container that your child can easily open.

Unfortunately novelty lunch boxes are normally bulky and as we have a limited fridge space it is advisable to pack lunches in small sealed containers.

We regret that we do not have the facilities to reheat meals however should your child require a hot lunch a thermos food flask will keep food warm until lunchtime. Please let us know if your child's lunch includes one of these and we will ensure it is not placed in the fridge.

Any uneaten food will be sent home with your child so that you are aware of how much your child has consumed. Please ensure that your child has a healthy and balanced lunch.

Please note that the nursery is an egg and nut free zone