Setting the Table.PNG


Setting the Table provides updated guidance and standards for food and drink provision in childcare settings for young children and babies from birth to the age of 5 years.



Food and Drink Provision for 3 to 5 year olds in Early Learning and Childcare Settings

Food and Drink.PNGThis Highland Council guidance document provides practical advice to help settings plan snack to meet the needs of 3 to 5 year old children, who have entitlement to 600 hours a year of Early Learning and Childcare.


The guidance is in 5 sections:

Section A: The purpose of snack

Section B: What food should be provided

Section C: Different ways of organising snack time

Section D: Opportunities for linking food provision and CfE Outcomes and Experiences


Settings must make information about allergens contained in snack foods available for parents and carers.   A simple format for recording this information is available here.

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