The children will always sit down to eat breakfast, lunch, and tea in ‘family’ groups. We will always encourage them to try new things and supporting them to learn independence and good table manners. Meal times provide opportunities for us to converse and reflect with them on the events and activities of their day as well as discussing the importance of nutrition.
Our food is always prepared from fresh on site. We have a rotational seasonal menu so if your child attends only two or three times a week they still get a varied diet. We ensure all of our menus are nutritionally balanced. Menus are displayed weekly on our parents’ board. We can cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies.
7:30 to 8.30am; selection of healthy cereals and toast with milk or fresh drinking water
11:00 am; a healthy two-course hot meal with fresh drinking water
15:00 pm; healthy snacks for children in toddler and pre-school room over two years old 15:00 pm; a healthy two-course hot meal with fresh drinking water for babies under two years old
Children are encouraged to try the foods but if they do not like what is on offer for lunch or tea they will be provided with an alternative. Fresh drinking water is available and accessible all day. We have a different fresh fruit or vegetable snack offered each day.
We are registered and inspected by our local authority and given a rating under the ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’. We display our rating on the parent’s board at the entrance of the setting.