The Nursery Milk Scheme provides 1/3 pint (189ml) of milk per day to children under the age of five who attend child minders or private and local authority nurseries for at least two hours a day. Babies under the age of one receive their milk as infant formula.
For more information about the Nursery Milk Scheme visit www.nurserymilk.co.uk.
This statutory scheme has run since 1948 and is governed by The Welfare Food Regulations 1996. It is a Great Britain wide scheme, though Scotland and Wales pay for milk consumed within their countries.