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Milk or water only options 

Milk or water only options
It is a welfare requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage that fresh drinking water is available and accessible for all children throughout the day. Children should be able to help themselves to water where possible.
Children should be prompted frequently to drink water as this is often not a consideration for busy learners.
The benefits of choosing water or milk

  • Tap water is free at source and by using reusable bottles you can help reduce the amount of single-use plastics
  • It is better for children’s teeth and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Sugary drinks can contribute to many preventable health conditions.

Southwark’s water-only schools policy was launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on 1st March 2020. The Mayor of London’s water only toolkit provides further information.

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