Food at Ladybirds

Snacks

Snacks are available between 9.30am – 10.45am and 1pm – 2pm. During snack time, children are welcome to choose plain biscuits and fruit (usually apples and bananas) with a choice of milk or water to drink.  We allow children to pour their own drinks and select their own snacks if they are able to do this.

We ask for a donation of fruit once a week towards your child’s snack time. However, please do not allow your children to bring any other snacks to Ladybirds if they are not staying for lunch.

Lunch

All children can bring a packed lunch to Ladybirds. The lunch hour is from 11:30 to 12:30.  Lunches can be booked one week in advance and paid for on the day, but spaces are limited. We are unable to accept lunches that have been kept warm in flasks. Please ensure your child’s lunchbox is clearly labeled on the outside as it is extremely important that children with allergies do not pick up the wrong lunch box.  Please see our ‘Healthy Eating in the Early Years’ leaflet for some suggestions for lunchboxes.

Allergies

If your child has an allergy to any food, staff must be informed.  We have a long experience of dealing with serious allergies.  Many members of staff are Epi-Pen trained although training has to carried out for each individual child..  We do not allow children to share food from their lunchboxes, but to protect those children with allergies, please do not pack any nuts or nut products (including peanut butter) or kiwi fruit in your child’s lunch. We may also have other restrictions from time to time, depending on the allergies of the children at the time.