Healthy Eating

We aim to provide a healthy and balanced diet. During meals and snack times we discuss the importance of healthy eating and encourage the children to independently select when they would like a snack or drink.  

The children have access to water throughout the day.  Older children are encouraged to pour their own drinks.

We do not provide any food or milk drinks to children under 1 year old. All food and milk drinks are provided by the parents/carers for children who are under 1 year.



Breakfast is served at 8:00am.

We offer a choice of breakfast cereals and wholemeal toast with a selection of spreads.

This is provided at a cost of £0.70p per day.


Lunch is served at 12:00pm.

A hot lunch is available for the children and is sourced from a local school. Alternatively you may provide a cold packed lunch for your child.

A hot lunch is provided at a cost of £2.50 a day.


Tea is served at 4:00pm.

A light tea is available for the children. The menu changes termly and is planned in accordance with the lunch time menu to ensure that a balanced diet is provided. Please view our tea menu.

Tea is provided at a cost of £1.50 a day.


Snacks are offered to the children mid morning and mid afternoon.

A variety of snacks are provided for the children. These include fresh fruit and vegetables, breadsticks and raisins.


Nursery Meals and Menu

Orchard Nursery School