The Staff and Committee of White Rock Pre-School regard snack and meal times as an important part of the Pre-School session/ day.

Eating represents a social time for adults and children; it helps children to learn about healthy eating.


A snack will be provided which meets the children’s individual dietary needs. This will usually be a selection of fruit, from which the children may choose. They may also elect to drink milk or water.


Prior to the child’s attendance at Pre-School, we gather information about dietary needs from the parent/ guardian. This includes details of any allergies.

We use meal and snack times to encourage independence, covering the Early Years goals.

Meals are not provided within the setting and a packed lunch is normally provided and prepared at the child’s home.

A member of staff is designated to look after the children's needs at snack and mealtimes.