Nutrition and Menus
Good nutrition is hugely important for your child’s health and development and we pride ourselves on the quality of the food that we provide. To give your child the best possible start in life, we know how important food is and we follow the Government’s latest recommendations on diet in early years.
Our three-weekly menus are changed seasonally so that your child is benefitting from fresh, delicious produce. Meal plans are prepared using the Eat Better, Do Better guidance to ensure that each meal supports your child’s development. Freshly cooked on-site by our own cook, all of our mouth-water meals use locally sourced produce where possible, without any salt, limiting sugar and incorporating at least five servings of fruit and vegetables each day.
A vegetarian alternative is always available and various special dietary requirements can be catered for.
For younger children, we will always follow your child’s ever-changing feeding routine and we will fully cooperate with you during the weaning process when you feel your child is ready. Babies moving onto solids and weaning are offered foods such as stewed fruit or pureed vegetables and are gradually introduced to other flavours, in consultation with parents. For babies, their meals are usually modified versions of the main meal and are mashed/blended as required.
All our staff are trained in food
hygiene and have experience in supporting children at meal times. Whilst
supporting your child’s independence, they will encourage them to try new things
and understand the benefit of making healthy options.