Meal times are a special time where positive social skills are encouraged and children have the opportunity to self manage, as they develop and grow; setting the table for their friends, serving dinner and learning about where our food comes from and how it is prepared.
We strongly believe that meal times are an important part of our nursery day, sitting together and enjoying a meal in a small family group encourages children’s social and independence skills.
The first four years of a child’s life are a crucial time for learning good dietary habits that can lay the foundations for future good health.
All our food is freshly prepared daily in our nurseries by our nursery cooks, who work hard to ensure that our children enjoy well balanced, nutritious and wholesome meals and snacks. They are an integral part of our nursery team and help us to learn and experience foods from different cultures and parts of the world.
During the day the nursery provides a healthy breakfast, mid morning snack, a well balanced lunch and afternoon tea. We are happy to cater for children with special dietary requirements for medical and/or cultural needs. Water is available to drink all day and we actively encourage everyone to increase their intake in the warmer months.
We are proud of our cooks and kitchens and pleased to say that all our nurseries have the highest food hygiene rating of 5.