OPS Café serves snacks 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 so.
Lunch is between 12:00 to 1:00. Children attending the setting all day must bring a packed lunch. If your child attends for a morning or afternoon session, they are welcome to bring a packed lunch, which can be eaten either at the end of the morning session or at the start of the afternoon session. 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.
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 be 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.