Children who are booked in for the whole day will need to bring a packed lunch with them. This should consist of a healthy meal and drink, and include ice packs if necessary. The Willows has only a small fridge and cannot store lunches in it. Please no nuts. Grapes should be chopped in half. Lunchboxes can be stored on the trolley as you enter the room. They should be named clearly.
Parents are able to order hot meals via the preschool. These are supplied by the local primary school and must be booked monthly.
Lunchtime is at 12pm, and children are encouraged to use the toilet and wash their hands prior to sitting down to eat. The children sit in small groups and are well supervised by staff during lunch time.
When they have finished eating, there are a number of activities to choose from; when all of the children have finished we go outside for a run around.
At the end of the lunch hour all the children sit on the carpet and the register is taken and some children will go home.