Food can be provided at a charge of £2.50 per day for non-funded children and £4.00 per day for funded children.
Between 7.30-8.30am we can provide your child with breakfast if you wish. We provide cereal and toast.
We provide snacks throughout the day and have a rolling snack between 9.30 and 10.30am and then again in the afternoon between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. The snacks are available for children to help themselves and there is always a choice of fresh fruit available at every snack time.
Lunch time is at 11.30am for babies in the Conservatory and 12.00 noon for the over-2’s in the Front Room. At Mucky Pups we have an on-site cook who prepares a lunch with fresh ingredients and a dessert. Each meal has at least one of the children’s 5-a-day. We serve a high tea at 4.00pm.
The children have constant access to water throughout the day and milk or water at snack times. We do not provide juice or squash, however many of our children will bring a beaker of juice in from home and they can access that at any point during the day from a designated drinks station (1 in each room and 1 in the garden).
Whenever it is a child’s birthday whilst they are in Nursery, we always make them feel really special as any child should. If you would like to bring in a birthday cake or sweets to share with the other children, then we are happy for you to do so but we do ask that you check that they are nut-free before bringing them in.
At Mucky Pups Childcare we highly encourage the children to be independent from an early age in preparation for their transition to school. We always encourage the children to wash their hands before eating and we allow them to spread their own toast or crackers, etc, and cut their own food up if they wish. The children have access to small jugs to allow them to pour their own drinks and once in the front room, children are given cups to drink from and are weaned off beakers when they feel ready.