Mealtimes and Nutrition at our Nursery and Pre-School
A healthy, well-balanced diet is so important for kids of all ages
We can't underestimate the importance of diet when it comes to nurturing healthy, happy, well-developed children who are active, inquisitive and engaged! As such, we maintain a programme of balanced meals and healthy snacks with tap water always available, and cow's milk provided at set times.
We are able to cater for special dietary requirements including allergies, intolerances and vegetarian options. Why not find out some simple ideas you could try at home to make meal and snack times fun?
Nutritionally balanced meals that taste good!
Our menus have been developed using the nutritional guidelines for under 5s resulting in nutritionally balanced and appetising meals which are freshly prepared on site each day. Dependent upon the session your child attends, we offer breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack and tea.
Drinking water is readily available for the children to access throughout the day, and milk is offered at breakfast and snack times. If your baby is weaning, we will support this and offer pureed meals, introducing new tastes and textures as you would at home.
Encouraging a healthy relationship with the food we eat!
We have our very own vegetable patch at the nursery where we grow our own fruit and vegetables, including pears, apples and lettuce! The children help with planting the seeds and tending to them as they develop, right until they are ripe for picking.
With the help of our staff, the children then harvest the fruit and veg they have all helped to nurture, taking it to the kitchen for our chef to include in mealtimes. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn where their food comes from and understand how it gets from the ground and trees to our plates.
An approach to nutrition that is informed by the government's "Eatwell Guide"!
Breakfast from 7.45am - 8.45am with choices of cereal, toast and porridge with water or milk to drink
Healthy snacks at 10am, 2pm and 5.30pm
Lunch at 11.30am for babies and toddlers, and at 12pm for pre-school children
Seasonal meals suitable for all types of weather
Access to water at all times
Milk provided at breakfast and snack times