Food

Healthy children are happy children

We worked with the Children’s Food Trust to implement their national ‘Eat Better Start Better’ voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings.  The Trust’s Eat Better Start Better guidelines help early years settings to deliver high standards of nutrition in the food and drink they serve to 1-5 year olds. Implementing the guidelines involved a thorough review of our menus and food policy and we were pleased to achieve the Level 3 certificate.

The benefits of childhood nutrition are enormous; a nutritious diet provides your child with good eating habits for life, healthy skin, a healthy weight and improved behaviour.

We provide nutritionally balanced and home-cooked meals. Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group. We ensure that all of the children receive the recommended daily allowance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Our recipes are made fresh with whole foods such as whole grain pastas, rice and bread, fruit and vegetables, dark leafy greens and legumes.

We stay away from refined and processed foods. Whole foods provide the children with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they need to grow up healthy, happy and strong.

We cater for all allergies, intolerances, preferences, cultural and dietary needs.

Our nursery chef

Lucy, our nursery chef is passionate about providing delicious, nutritionally balanced, home-cooked food for all the children and promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle. Lucy prepares all the children’s meals fresh on the premises each day and loves to see them enjoying the food she’s prepared.