Nutrition and Menus
incorporating at least five servings of fruit and vegetables
We ensure that the children have a variety of foods over the weeks and understand that it may take 10 tastes before enjoying a new food! Treating meal times as a social occasion, children get the opportunity to improve their social development whilst developing concepts such as table manners. Older children serve themselves and help to tidy away at all meal times. Parents are often amazed at what their "fussy eaters" will eat when in the company of their peers at nursery.
A vegetarian alternative is always available and various special dietary requirements can be catered for. Your child will be actively encouraged to try everything but there will always be the option for something different if they genuinely dislike something.
Milk and snacks are served mid-morning and mid-afternoon. All snacks are healthy and prepared fresh on the premises each day, please see menus.
Organic milk is served at snack times and water is available throughout the day. The children under two years have full fat milk whilst the older children have semi-skimmed (as per government guidance).
Where appropriate baby meals are modified versions of the older children's meal and are blended/mashed as required. Babies moving onto solids and weaning are offered foods such as stewed fruit or puréed vegetables and are gradually introduced to other in close liaison with parents. We adhere to government guidelines that state ‘children under the age of 1 year must not have honey, must only have cooked cows milk and gravy granules and stock must be low salt.
Please note – our meals may contain milk, wheat, dairy, fish or egg. Please make nursery staff aware if your child has any food allergies or intolerances. A full list of allergens for each dish is available.