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Food and nutrition are important to us and we know that a healthy balanced diet is essential to your child’s growth and development. Every day is an opportunity for us to satisfy your child’s appetite with delicious and nutritious meals and snacks, designed with their needs in mind, with a menu planned to broaden their food experiences.

We love to see children’s excitement when presented with a selection of colour, shape, texture, and taste for their mealtimes. It is a privilege to support you in developing their palate.

Our staff will support your child to keep healthy and hydrated enabling them to have their drink at hand for when they need one, and working regular drinks breaks into our daily routine too.

We always provide fresh, balanced meals to the children at each meal time with a choice of fresh fruit at snack times.

We have a fully qualified chef that prepares snacks, two course hot lunches and two course tea freshly on the premises daily. Our menus ensure our children are offered a variety of nutritional and healthy meals, this also includes the recommended guideline of eating 5 portions of fruit and veg in a day. We cater for dietary requirements and preferences.

Example daily menu

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Cereal with milk
or
Toast and butterMilk or water
Cereal with milk
or
Toast and butterMilk or water
Cereal with milk
or
Toast and butterMilk or water
Cereal with milk
or
Toast and butterMilk or water
Cereal with milk
or
Toast and butterMilk or water
Snacks Fresh fruit

Breadsticks

Cucumber

Dry fruit

Fresh fruit

Rice cakes

Carrots/Peppers

Crackers

Fresh fruit

Breadsticks

Lunch Macaroni cheese with vegetables

Yoghurt

Sausage & mash with vegetables

Fresh fruit

Lasagne with mixed salad

Rice/Corn crispy cakes

Roast chicken with roasted potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli cheese

Fresh fruit

Spaghetti & meatballs with vegetables

Yoghurt

Light Meal Sandwiches with salad sticks

Fresh Fruit

Tuna pasta with vegetable sticks

Jelly

Chinese vegetable stir fry

Fresh fruit

Scrambled egg/beans on toast

Homemade flapjack

Jacket potatoes and beans with mixed salad

Homemade cake

Example daily menu

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Babies’ nutrition

At this age nutrition for your child and support for you go hand in hand as we work together to find your child’s feeding rhythm throughout their daytime with us and their night time and earlier mornings with you. We support both breastfeeding and formula feed with bottle feeds at nursery, delivered with comfort and care for their feeding and winding habits. When your babies are ready to experience solid food we will complement your efforts at home, working in partnership with you as your child experiences new tastes and textures.

Toddlers’ nutrition

Your toddler’s food experiences are so important and at this age group, they really develop and secure many of their preferences. At this age we balance the opportunity to try new foods with the regularity and reliability of foods they already know and love, continuing to praise them for their food adventures, and giving them an abundance of time to enjoy these.

We delight in helping to create good habits, supporting mealtimes with learning and understanding about how foods help them and their bodies, helping them to make great food choices for life.

Preschoolers’ nutrition

Fuelling some of the most energetic beings on the planet is fun, and we love the challenge! A healthy balanced diet is essential to your child’s growth and development and at this stage, making sure they have the nutrition to match their desire to master the world.

Your preschooler will continue to learn and understand how foods help them and their bodies, helping them to make great food choices for life. At this age, your child will be a master of self-service with them creating their own portions, so they can display their appetite and tell us about their choice, with our guidance of course!

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