Every moment at nursery holds an opportunity for children to learn through play – and mealtimes are no exception. Nursery mealtimes provide the opportunity for children to socialise and build bonds with their friends and staff. The children take pride in self-serving their own meals, which helps them to understand potion sizes and develop their independence. The little ones are shown how to use cutlery correctly and how to cut up their food safely. Through the use of cutlery they are also developing their fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination. The team encourage positive behaviours and discuss the importance of practising good behaviour during mealtimes.