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 school meals and there is a link to their website at the bottom of this page, along with this term's menu.

Meals  should be paid for either half-termly in advance or weekly. Parents can pay cash, cheque or directly through the bank. Cheques should be made payable to Brougham Street Nursery School. Dinners 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. Packed lunches are not a normal occurrence but if you feel your child has a particular temporary need please discuss this with your Room Supervisor.
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 or telephone 0845 8 72 73 74. An application form for free school meals is attached at the bottom of this page.

All meals are provided in the relevant rooms the children are in.


Children are offered  a choice of water or milk, a small snack  and a portion of fruit 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. Vocabulary and number certainly feature hightly. 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.


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 is served between 7.30am and 8.30am, our children have a choice at breakfast time of cereal and toast. 


Lunch is served at 12 midday, our  lunches during Term Time are provided for us by North Yorkshire County Caterers from the kitchens based in Parish Church School.


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. An up to date menu can be found at the bottom of this page.