• Do all practitioners wash their hands before mealtimes?

  • Do all children wash their hands before mealtimes?

  • Do children attempt to put on a bib/apron independently before adult support?

  • Are children sat in small groups with adult supervision to encourage a social and interactive environment?

  • Do children have access to water during the meal?

  • When appropriate children are encouraged to pour their own water?

  • Do practitioners eat with the children during the meal to role model behaviour?

  • Are children encouraged to self serve an element of their meal?

  • Do children have access to appropriate cutlery and are then encouraged to use them?

  • Are the children encouraged to eat their food?

  • Do practitioners discuss with the children what they are eating and extended learning?

  • Do practitioner encourage teaching and learning throughout mealtime? Please give examples of good practice or areas of improvement

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