If parents do not want to pay for their child’s food you cannot make it a condition of them accessing the 30 hours funded entitlement.

However, what you will need to do – because healthy eating crops up time and time again in Ofsted inspection reports – is provide parents with information about the types of foods you expect to find in their child’s lunch boxes and what they need to provide for their child to eat at breakfast and tea (depending on hours attended).

This new blog and the linked series of Information Guides written for Childcare.co.uk will help you to do this.

Blog - Healthy food and drink advice for childminders - Independent Childminders

Information Guides - Childminder Guides - Exclusive Information Guides for Registered Childminder Members - Childcare.co.uk

Any questions, as always, please ask