Food and Snacks    

 Snack times...

Snack times and meal times are always a key learning opportunity at Tidbury. A strong emphasis is placed on developing independence, social skills, table manners and learning the importance of healthy eating.

Children have a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack and drink. The children are introduced to a variety of healthy snacks to share with their friends, Typical snacks include cheese, , homous, yoghurt, vegetable sticks, fruit,crackers, bread.

"Staff promote independence well. Children are asked to help throughout the day. They serve their own snacks and drinks and clear away their plates after lunch" OFSTED 2018

Our snack is offered to children in a "free flow"  style. This enables the children to build independence.

The children can  decide for themselves if they are hungry;when they want or need their snack.


New or younger children are supported at snack time until they can pour their drink by themselves

and are confident with the "free flow" snack routine. 

 Drinks - Our Water Station...

We encourage the children to keep their bodies healthy by drinking water.

The children have access to water at all times to keep them hydrated. 


Meal times...

A member of staff sits at each table, to support children and to create a warm and sociable atmosphere. 

Parents may choose for their child to bring a packed lunch or to book a cooked meal.


Meals are cooked at the local Dickens Heath Primary School. Their cooks provide us with a wonderful selection of meals.

They ensure a strong emphasis is placed on healthy methods of food preparation.

The children enjoy a variety of fresh steamed vegetables, and home made foods, all prepared daily. 

 A Typical Weekly Menu: 






Fish Cake

Potato Smiles

Green Beans &

Diced Carrots

Roast Chicken Breast

with Sage &

Onion Stuffing

Diced Potatoes

Peas & Sweetcorn

Cottage Pie made with

Organic Minced Beef

Broccoli & Cauliflower

with Gravy

Pork Meatballs in Gravy


Creamed Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables

Salmon and Tomato

Fusilli Pasta


Seasonal Vegetables

Macaroni Cheese

Green Beans &

Diced Carrots


Vegetarian Chilli Wrap (not hot)

Diced Potatoes

Peas & Sweetcorn

Vegetable Cottage Pie

Broccoli & Cauliflower

with Gravy

Vegetarian Meatballs with

Sweet & Sour Sauce or gravy

served with

Egg Noodles / Rice

Cheesy Tomato Pasta

Diced Potatoes

Peas & Sweetcorn

Ice Cream Tub


    Fruit Muffin


with Custard

Chocolate Shortbread

Fresh Fruit Salad