Home cooked meals –healthy and nutritious

Food and Hygiene rating

We provide a full range of meals, snacks and drinks for your child during their day at our nursery. A typical day will include breakfast (8.15 a.m. to 8.45 a.m.), snack (10.00 a.m.), lunch (11.30 a.m.) ,afternoon snack at 2.00pm and afternoon high tea (3.30.p.m.) for those children attending the full day.. Our focus is on nutritious & wholesome food when we are creating our menus of home cooked meals.

We believe that eating healthily is extremely important in the development of young children. We recognise that children should be able to enjoy food as well as learn good behaviours for the future.

We acknowledge that sugary foods and drinks, fatty foods or foods containing additives are almost unavoidable in the modern diet. However we have tried our best to plan our menus to minimise these influences and encourage enjoyment of a wide range of foods, including organic and multi-cultural produce.

We encourage children where appropriate to get involved in the planning and preparation of snacks, which will include foods such as raw vegetables, raisins, cheese, toast, fruit, milk and water. Crisps and other convenience foods are very rarely used and only then on some special occasions such as our Christmas and summer parties.

We welcome suggestions from parents on any aspect of the children’s meals and snacks.

As part of our initial and on-going care arrangements, we monitor and manage a wide range of dietary needs. Our Nursery chef keeps daily records of children attending the nursery so that they are aware of specific requirements.