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Hillside Nursery & Forest School

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Snack

Every session children are encouraged to sit together to enjoy a healthy snack. This is an opportunity for them to develop social skills around mealtimes. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for selecting their own plates, cup and snack.

School fund is 50p for each session your child attends.  We collect snack fund money each week which can either be paid in cash or by bank transfer. There are brown envelopes in the main entrance  for you to use, please remember to add your child’s name and the amount on before handing it to the Office.   

This pays for the daily snack for the children and contributes to extra treats such as

  • Christmas presents
  • Easter Eggs
  • Baking
  • Class parties and celebrating birthdays
  • Visits from outside companies

 

The Nursery receives no Government subsidies towards snack provision and we are very grateful for these weekly contributions and hope you feel you get good value for money with the additional experiences we provide for your child. 

Healthy Schools

We follow ‘Smile4life’ and as such provide foods during snack-time which will promote healthy bodies and teeth. We respectfully request that children do not bring sweets or chewing gum to school. On your child’s birthday they will receive a birthday card and will blow out the candles. To limit the amount of sugar children have, we ask you not to send sweets, cakes or treats into Nursery. 

We often bake cakes and biscuits during the day and let the children take them home with a reminder to parents to let their child have them after a main meal rather than a snack in between meals – this helps to prevent tooth decay.