Children are provided a snack twice daily while attending Childspace. Snacks and water are put at the children’s level and available for them to help themselves to throughout the morning and afternoon. The children’s input help inform snack ideas and they have the option of helping to prepare the snacks as well. As much as possible snacks are plant-based and use local seasonal ingredients as well as veggies the children gather right from the garden.
Families are asked to provide a balanced litterless lunch for their child. Lunchtime is a time for discussion and nourishment, where the children feel at ease sharing their thoughts on the day and enjoying their meals. Lunch is eaten picnic style and the children are encouraged to ask each other questions, using food as another avenue for exploration and learning.