What is the Nursery Milk Scheme?
Early Years settings can claim reimbursement for milk, under the Government’s Nursery Milk Scheme. This applies in England, Wales and Scotland, although the scheme is known as Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme in Scotland, and extends to snacks.
What EY settings can apply for this scheme?
With a few exceptions, the settings that can apply for this scheme include:
- Registered childminders
- Registered day care providers
- Local authorities providing day care
- Those providing day care to children under 5 years in schools
- Those providing day care in a nursery or crèche for children (under 5 years)
Which children are eligible for free milk, and how much?
Children under 5 years who attend the setting for two or more hours are entitled to 1/3 of a pint of milk each day they attend the setting.
Where can I find more information?
Have a look at the Scheme website for further information: https://www.nurserymilk.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions
I want to know more about catering in an early years setting….
Have a look at our free guide – it covers menu planning, food safety, hygiene and allergens, and provides links to some great free resources for early years cooks.