Children's health and well being is a central part of our settings ethos. We pride ourselves on our daily menu of home cooked meals that give children healthy choices, a variety of dishes and pave the way for a healthy lifestyle.
During meals children are encouraged to talk about food and recognise the importance of eating healthy. Practitioners give children the knowledge about healthy eating which translates into children taking some responsibilities in their food choices to become healthier, happier children.
The meals that we provide are simple and easy to prepare enabling parents to follow these at home.
Within our settings children are offered three set meals:
Breakfast - consisting of cereals, fruit & toast with healthy spreads.
Lunch - consisting of a wide variety of fresh seasonal vegetables and pulses. Followed by a suitable healthy pudding.
Snack - consisting of salads, dips, variety of breads, seasonal fruits, homemade smoothies and soups, occasionally homemade cakes.
Our menu's provide meals that are nutritional and well balanced ensuring that our children get more than the required five a day.
We have lots of experience in planning meals catering for children's varying allergies and dietary needs.
We have been successful in obtaining a grant from the local Borough to transform the outside areas and we have planned to introduce growing gardens within our settings to give children the opportunity to grow and harvest fruit and vegetables to be used within our menu. Through growing activities children will be learning whilst still having fun.