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Another 130 jobs created for meal times

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 23, 2014

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AN extra 130 catering assistants will be recruited by Derbyshire County Council to help serve free meals to infant school pupils.

Every child in reception, Year One and Year Two will be entitled to a free lunch from September. At the moment, only families on low incomes qualify.

Across Derbyshire catering staff dish up 7,570 meals a day to children at infant and primary schools.

This will increase by up to 8,000 meals a day under these new proposals and more staff must be drafted in to help.

The part-time jobs will range from between five and 15 hours per week during term-time with vacancies across the county.

Jobs will be advertised on the county council’s website www.derbyshire.gov.uk from March 31

Kevin Gillott, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “We’re pleased the Government is following our lead and offering all infant children a free school dinner.”

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