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Lunch Club

(Allowing your child to experience the lunch routine within school)

Chester Bears Lunch club is available daily from 12noon – 1.00pm; can be incorporated into funded hours or the preschool hourly rate will apply.

Children may stay over lunch time if attending 9.00am-3.00pm, 9.00am-1.00pm or 12noon – 3.00pm.

School Dinners

Hot 2 course school lunches are freshly prepared by our school cook and available to all children at a cost of £2.00 per day.  The children join the primary school children in the school dining room (with the support of a pre-school staff members) which provides an excellent transitional link for the move into school.

Packed Lunches

If you would prefer your child to eat a packed lunch prepared at home, they will need to bring a named insulated packed lunch bag with ice pack.  In line with our ‘Promoting health and hygiene’ food and drink policy we ask that you provide a ‘healthy lunch’ (no fizzy drinks or sweets). Your child will also need a small non-breakable plate and a drink.


Payment for hot school lunches should be made weekly.  Simply calculate the number of lunches your child is having at £2.00 per day, and place in a clearly named and labeled envelope in the pouch on the pre-school office window. Cheques made payable to Northumberland County Council.

“Close links have been developed with the primary school.  Children that stay for lunch access this alongside the school children in the hall which helps them to become familiar with the environment and staff” (Ofsed 2009)