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Meal Times

The school catering team makes every effort to provide carefully balanced and nutritious meals each day. Cooked meals are made on site and eaten in the normal rooms under the supervision of Room Staff assisted by Midday Supervisory Assistants (MSA's).

Dolce School Catering provide our lunchtime meals from the school kitchen at Parish Church Primary School.

Parents can pay for their child's meals by cheque or directly through the bank. Cheques should be made payable to Brougham Street Nursery School. Meals can be paid for in advance, weekly or within your monthly invoice.

We strongly feel that by eating a hot meal together, sitting at tables and using the appropriate cutlery, children develop good life long habits. All meals are provided in the classroom, so that children are eating in familiar surroundings.

Citrus Fruits

Free School Meals

Children accessing their 2, 3 and 4 year old Free Funded entitlement may be eligible for a free school meal, if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Their parents receive one of the qualifying benefits for free school meals

    • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month)

    • Income Support

    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

    • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

    • the guarantee element of Pension Credit

    • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)

    • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

    • Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers' Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

  • The child receives education before and after the lunch time period.

To find out if you are eligible please speak to Gene or Ayesha in the first instance.

You can apply online-go to or telephone 0845 8 72 73 74. An application form for free school meals is attached below:


Children are offered  a choice of water or milk and a small snack; usually a portion of fruit twice each day in each room. Wherever possible snack is linked to learning so children may be asked to count out 4 grapes, or 1 piece of toast or cut a piece of bread into half or quarter, into a square, a rectangle, a circle or a triangle.


Fine motor skills are also developed as children learn how to butter their own toast or chop fruit as they help to prepare snack. Children learn how to drink from an open cup and how to pour skillfully.

Parents are asked not to send in additional drinks or snacks for their child.


Meal Times


Breakfast is served between 8am and 8.30am, our children have a continental breakfast at breakfast time including fruit and boiled eggs.


Lunch is served at 11.45am, our lunches during term time are provided for us from the kitchens based in Parish Church School.


Tea is served at 4pm and is prepared on the premises by our fully qualified chef Bev. The meals are on a two week rotation and they change at the start of each term. 


We have a number of children in the school who experience a severe reactions to nuts, dairy and other food stuff.

Brougham Street Community Nursery School makes every effort to be a nut-free zone. Under no circumstances should parents send in items which contain any nut items.

We also ask that parents do not bring in birthday cake to share with the children, this is because we have over 100 children in the nursery school and this could literally mean that we end up having birthday cake every day!

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