Currently children under the age of 5, in Reception and Nursery, have been receiving free milk at school, funded by the UK Government’s Nursery Milk Scheme. When your child turns 5, milk continues to be available at a subsidised cost of 22p per day, via our school milk supplier, Cool Milk.
Drinking a portion of milk at mid-morning break offers protein, calcium and other vital nutrients, important for children’s growth and development. It can also be a sensible way to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch.
What You need To Do:
If your child is currently under 5
- Your child is currently receiving free milk at school as part of the UK Government’s Nursery Milk Scheme.
- Simply register and make payment with Cool Milk at least 10 days before your child turns 5 in order to continue with the scheme.
If your child is aged 5 or over
- Visit coolmilk.com at least 10 days before your child’s 5th birthday and select the ‘Register your child for milk here’ option on the main home page.
- You can download a registration form here or ask the school office a paper copy to complete.
After registration, you may then make a pre-payment via your online account for the remaining half term, term or academic year. You can also simply choose your own specified amount, should you wish to do so.
Provided payments are made to Cool Milk before a Tuesday at 5pm, milk will automatically be provided to the school the following week. You are able to register your child to receive subsidised milk at any time for any period (minimum of 1 week).
Alternatively, you can complete and return a registration form to the address provided. Your child will then be registered and a pre-payment invoice will be sent out to you either via post or email so that payment can be made. Please ask the school office for a form if you require one.
If your child is currently over the age of 5 and entitled to statutory free school meals, there is no need to register. Simply speak to the school office for further information.
Should you have any queries regarding your child’s registration or milk supply in general, please do not hesitate to contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.