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Children sit at a table and eat together to develop their social skills and use cutlery to develop their motor skills. Each group of children is supported by a member of staff. Children will join the whole pre-school in a “family style dining”. The developmental benefits of this style of dining is significant to all ages of children. As the children begin their transition into EYFS we will invite children to join the current EYFS children in the main hall. 


Meals are prepared daily from fresh ingredients in the school kitchen by our school caterers. There is a three week menu cycle ensuring that all government dietary requirements for schools are met. Children with a range of allergies are catered for and where possible are given a meal which is similar to the standard menu. If your child has allergies or other dietary needs parents will be offered the opportunity to meet with the school catering team to discuss these in detail. All orders are completed online and require parents to place these orders in advance and can be done for the full term. 


Extended morning session

Breakfast served up to 8am

includes a choice of cereals, toast with butter/honey/jam/marmalade, milk and fruit

Drinks readily available throughout the morning. 


Morning session (9am to 12pm)

Fruit, snack and water readily available throughout the morning. 




Lunch will be for children who attend both sessions. The session will be from 12pm and children will be able to have their packed lunch or school dinner. School dinners will be at a daily cost of £2.45 and are set by the catering provider, DOLCE. 


Afternoon session  (1pm to 3pm)

Fruit, snack and water readily available throughout the afternoon. 


Extended afternoon session

'Lite Bite' served at 4pm 

Water readily available throughout the afternoon. 



Water and a selection of fruit is available throughout the day as and when the children are hungry. Please be aware that Hoddlesden St Paul's CE Primary School is a 'nut free' school, children do not need to bring snacks so please do not send any snacks or put food in your child's bag.  


Lunches and other resources are not included in the government’s free childcare.

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6