Snacks & Lunch Club


We offer the children a healthy and interesting snack every day, carefully selected by our nutritionist, Amanda, who also works with the children to encourage an awareness of healthy eating. The weekly snack menu can be found on the notice board. Fruit is served every day, and other examples of snacks include oatcakes and cheese, breadsticks and hummus, and cereal and milk. The children choose between milk or water to drink. The choice of snack is also sometimes linked to the current Playgroup topic or a particular celebration, such as Diwali or Chinese New Year.

Please do not send children to Playgroup with snacks from home as this may cause a problem for any children with allergies.  Please inform us if your child has an allergy or if there is anything your child cannot eat for dietary or cultural reasons. 

During a session, we either have snack all together, or a ‘rolling snack’, depending on the day’s events. Rolling snack gives your child a choice of when to come to the snack table – after all, there is nothing worse than being interrupted in the middle of a game!       

If you wish your child to celebrate their birthday with their friends at Playgroup, then we are more than happy to do this. Although we do not allow sweets and chocolates, you may provide a birthday cake (a plain sponge if possible) if you wish. This must be shop bought, as we need to be able to check the ingredients due to allergies some children may suffer.  

Lunch Club 

After Wednesday Playgroup sessions we also run a lunch club from 12:20-1:30pm. Bring along a packed lunch at the start of the session and your child can have lunch with their friends under the supervision of our playleaders. Playgroup lunch club costs £4.00 per week – this is paid weekly. The sign-up sheet for lunch club is on the notice board in the foyer.  Please avoid chocolate, nuts and sweets in the children’s lunches.