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Many children with an extended day stay at Nursery for a packed lunch or hot dinner. These are eaten in the familiar environment of the nursery kitchen/dining area that have been prepared and cleaned down by our dedicated lunchtime staff, who quickly get to know children's mealtime preferences and encourage their eating. We aim for lunchtime to be as relaxed and fun as possible for the children to give them a break from the school day. At the same time, it is also an important part of the day for your child – they need food to provide energy for more playing! If you decide to provide your child with a packed lunch, the more healthy their lunch box, the better for your child, so we ask families to take the following guidelines into consideration when preparing your child’s packed lunch.

Lunch Box Basics;

  • Include a sandwich with a healthy filling eg egg, tuna, cheese
  • Include at least one portion of fruit or vegetable
  • Please do not put in any drinks as Nursery provide milk/water
  • Please do not put in sweets/chocolate (eg chocolate bars, fruit twisters)

Lunch boxes will be stored in a cool room until they are needed.

Staff will help open packets, chop fruit etc where necessary.

Some children eat slowly, and we will endeavour to give them enough time to eat. Any uneaten food will be returned so that parents are able to monitor their children's diet.

You can find further ideas and information here

Hot Dinners

We now offer hot dinners at Hindpool Nursery which are freshly provided for us by Dane Ghyll Primary School's kitchen. The food is sourced by local suppliers - Southward's Farm Shop (Fresh meat from Cumbrian Farmers) and Laings supply all the fruit and vegetables. 

The current cost of a school meal is £2.00 per day. Menus can be accessed and meals booked on ParentPay. 

Please make us aware if your child has any allergies or dietary requirements.