We take great care to provide children with nutritious and wholesome snacks, prepared by fully qualified professionals. We also plan our daily snacks to include fresh and varied options that are suitable for each age group. Naturally we also cater for all individual dietary needs
Our morning snacks are produced under the guidance of a registered Dietician who has many years’ experience of working in the childcare industry and with day nurseries.
Our snack and meal-times for our toddlers in nursery is a perfect relationship-building opportunity for child and carer. Our staff always ensure that the type, consistency and portion size is just right for your child.
For our 3 – 4 year olds we see snack and meal times as an important opportunity for social interaction and a tool for building confidence and independence.
We understand that meal times are an important part of life, and a good opportunity for children to learn about taking turns, table etiquette – and enjoying the social occasion.
A typical day at St Christopher’s starts off with breakfast followed by a mid-morning snack. The mid-morning snack consists of a range of healthy and nutritious items such as;
Cheese twists, crackers, chopped fruit and vegetables, milk, smoothies, yoghurt and rice crackers.
A healthy two course lunch follows around mid-day, some days we have a starter and main meal and other days we have a main meal and dessert and just before tea time another fruit snack with a cup of milk is offered. A lot of our children prefer to bring their own lunch from home, whilst others choose to order using the following caterers menu;
Tea time is around 3.30pm where the children either finish any remaining food from their lunch boxes and or indulge in another tea time snack. St Christopher’s makes every effort to make meal time’s fun and an opportunity to learn. Meals are served family style, so that children can experience the social aspects of meal times, setting the table, talking about the foods they are about to eat and then clearing away after themselves