Meal Times

 

The school catering team makes every effort to provide carefully balanced and nutritious meals each day. Cooked meals are made on site and eaten in the normal rooms under the supervision of Room Staff assisted by Midday Supervisory Assistants (MSA's).

 
North Yorkshire County Caterers provide our lunchtime meals and there is a link to their website at the bottom of this page, along with this term's menu. 

Parents can pay for their child's meals in cash, by cheque or directly through the bank. Cheques should be made payable to Brougham Street Nursery School. Meals can be paid for in advance, weekly or within your monthly invoice.
We strongly feel that by eating a hot meal together, sitting at tables and using the appropriate cutlery, children develop good life long habits. 
FREE SCHOOL MEALS - Are you missing out?
Children accessing their 2, 3 and 4 year old Free Funded entitlement may be eligible for a free school meal. They must be taking their entitlement both BEFORE and AFTER the lunchtime period. To find out if you are eligible please speak to Gene or Sallie in the first instance. You can apply online-go to www.northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 0845 8 72 73 74. An application form for free school meals is attached at the bottom of this page for your information.

All meals are provided in the classroom, so that children are eating in familiar surroundings.

Snack

Children are offered  a choice of water or milk and a small snack; usually a portion of fruit twice each day in each room. Wherever possible snack is linked to learning so children may be asked to count out 4 grapes, or 1 piece of toast or cut a piece of bread into half or quarter, into a square, a rectangle, a circle or a triangle. Fine motor skills are also developed as children learn how to butter their own toast or chop fruit as they help to prepare snack. Children learn how to drink from an open cup and how to pour skillfully.

Parents are asked not to send in additional drinks or snacks for their child.

Allergies


We have a number of children in the school who experience a severe reaction to nuts, dairy and other food stuff. Brougham Street Nursery School makes every effort to be a nut-free zone. Under no circumstances should parents send in items which contain any nut items (birthday cakes/biscuits). Please check the pack of any items that you send into school and make sure you hand it to a member of staff.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 8.15am, our children have a choice at breakfast time of cereal and toast. 

Lunch

Lunch is served at 11.45am, our lunches during term time are provided for us by North Yorkshire County Caterers from the kitchens based in Parish Church School.

Tea 

Tea is served at 4pm and is prepared on the premises by our fully qualified staff, the meals are on a two week rotation and they change at the start of the term.