All children are provided with fresh drinking water throughout the day. The Yearlings have a self- registration system which provides them with the number of their drinking bottle. The Foals are continuously offered water from appropriate beakers/bottles.
Snacks are offered to the Foals at around mid-morning and consist of a variety of fresh fruit, water or milk (preferred healthy alternatives can be provided by parents/carers). The Yearlings have a rolling snack-bar which operates between 9.15 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.
Lunch is eaten between 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m. and is usually a packed lunch provided by parents/carers.
Healthy snacks and drinks are offered during mid-afternoon and the children eat a home-cooked tea between 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Information about food allergies/requirements are obtained during initial visits to the setting and all staff involved in preparing or serving food maintain a strict regime to ensure that this information is adhered to. They also encourage children to take responsibility for understanding their own needs and requirements.
All Rockinghorse staff have undertaken and obtained Level 2 Food Hygiene certificates and Rockinghorse is regularly inspected under the Health and Hygiene regulations by Breckland Council.