Food and Drink

 

The children benefit from fresh, nutritious food cooked daily on the premises by a member of staff who holds a food hygiene certificate. Due to the low number of children we are able to cater for individual preferences and any special dietary requirements, whether cultural or medical.

 

The children will be offered the following meals:

  • 10am A fruit platter and a drink of milk
  • A hot meal at lunch time, such as a roast dinner, spaghetti bolognese, casserole or similar. A fromage frais if they eat it all up!
  • A light dinner, such as scrambled egg on toast and butter or boiled eggs and soldiers and a drink of water

 

What does your child WANT to eat?

 

On joining the nursery parents are asked to fill in a form about their child’s likes and dislikes including food and drink. If a child expresses a dislike to anything they are being given to eat or drink we urge the parents to speak to us about it, we aim for the children to look forward to their meals and enjoy them and we can alter the meals very easily to suit the children’s genuine dislikes. Children will be asked to try new foods, but will never be asked to eat food that they don’t like. If your child eats a lot tell us, they can always have more!

 

Healthy Eating

It is our aim to provide healthy, nutritious and tasty meals and develop in the children a love of such foods and a knowledge of healthy diets. The food is fresh wherever possible and is bought from reputable supermarkets and delivered to the nursery. We attempt to offer all children at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per child per day as advised in the recent government ‘Healthy Eating’ campaign

 

Fresh Drinking Water

Fresh drinking water is always available to the children. We ask that you provide a sports bottles or lidded beakers

 

Regular Checks

The kitchen area and procedures in food preparation are checked regularly by the Department of Environmental Health