Meals and snacks at Performatots are a learning opportunity. We plan our menu to be delicious, nutritious and to give pupils a wide variety of food textures and tastes from around the world. This all helps to introduce new foods to your little one and helps mealtimes become a time to be independent and part of our community life at Performatots. If your child develope any issues relating to food, please have a chat with your well-being buddy at Performatots, so we can work together. We have lots of strategies and techniques to encourage a healthy diet, and healthy choices, to support a healthy relationship with food. We limit 'puddings' so there is a sensible balance across the week.
We don't serve juice at Performatots, as the sugar content isn't great for teeth. Cleaning your child's teeth morning and night is super important. Tooth decay can lead to pain, gum disease and even to your child having to have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic, so brushing teeth under supervision at this age is essential. Advice and guidance can be found here: Children's teeth - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Children have access to their named water bottle all day and meal-time drinks are simply fresh water, with mid-morning milk served around 10.30am.
Children are very much encouraged to take on responsibility at mealtimes, helping to make lunches, set the tables, serve our menu and clear away after themselves too. There is a real sense of excitement and community spirit around food at our Pre-School.
BREAKFAST BAR: 8am - 9.10am
MID-MORNING MILK: 10.30am
AFTERNOON SNACK: 2pm
AFTERNOON TEA: 4.30pm