Are you aware that until your child turns 5 they are entitled to a 189ml carton of milk free of charge per day? This is due to The Department of Health’s Nursery Milk Scheme.
Once your child turns 5 and you wish them to continue with milk each day, payment would need to made directly to our administrator School Milk UK. Please see the attached letter with further information.
Should your child qualify for free school meals and you wish to continue their milk after their 5th birthday, please let me know via email.
NB: I have placed an order for all children in reception to have a carton of milk each day from Monday 13th September. If you do not wish your child to take part, please let me know as soon as possible.
We have chosen Fresh Pastures Limited, t/a School Milk UK, to supply our school milk from the start of the new term. If you would like your child to receive milk at school, you can register online at www.schoolmilkuk.co.uk. If you opt into this scheme, your child will receive a 189ml carton of fresh chilled semi-skimmed milk each school day, to drink mid-morning. The cost of this milk depends on the number of school days in each term (accounting for inset days, bank holidays and school holidays) and is payable in advance prior to each half term, or you can pay for the full academic year in advance. You can pay for your child’s milk online using PayPal or a credit or debit card in four easy steps. Please visit the School Milk UK website at www.schoolmilk.co.uk for details on how this scheme works and how to register, order, pay and manage your account online.
Please note that under The Nursery Milk Scheme, children do not pay for milk until their fifth birthday. Free milk also applies to any child who qualifies for free school meals. If you feel your child is eligible please visit Leeds City Council website for more information.
If you would like your child to continue to receive milk until their fifth birthday, or if your child qualifies for free school meals and you would like them to receive milk please let me know as soon as possible.
Please do register your child with School Milk UK as soon as possible to ensure your child continues to have fresh milk daily. If your child qualifies for free school meals and you would like them to have free milk, please let me know via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org