Health & Nutrition
Teaching and supporting children about being healthy is embedded in the routine and the curriculum at nursery.
Every opportunity is taken to talk about and demonstrate healthy choices and to encourage children to eat well and learn about food. Fresh air, lots of active play and learning, healthy meals and snacks and plenty of encouragement to drink water throughout the day are just some of the simple ways we do this.
Our wonderful Food & Nutrition Co-ordinator Wendy, provides fresh, seasonal menus that reflect a diversity of culture and tastes and exceed the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, meeting instead all the requirements of the voluntary Children’s Food Trust guidelines. This is one of the reasons we won the Nursery Food Award at the Nursery World Awards! You can read more about it (and a lot more about our approach to mealtimes and food) in our news section here.
Mealtimes are a very sociable occasion at nursery, tables are set with table covers and cutlery with older children encouraged, with support, to serve their own meals and pour their own drinks. Adults sit together with the children and take this perfect opportunity to chat and socialise.
Both nurseries have been awarded 5 stars by the Food Standards Agency. For more information check out the Food Standards Agency website.
All dishes are freshly prepared on site and are adapted for individual dietary requirements as necessary. None of our dishes contain GM ingredients, artificial sweeteners or additives.