At our nurseries, we recognise that meal times are a really key part of every day for young children. We have always produced home-cooked meals from fresh ingredients, using organic vegetable boxes wherever possible. We have recently carried out some training for our cooks, using the Schools Food Trust guidelines to ensure that they are getting a really balanced menu during the day and across the week, in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.
We operate a ‘family style’ service at meals, so staff sit with children and serve the food at the table, which provides so many opportunities for learning and social skills.
We have a very clear set of guidelines for special dietary requirements, so we can cater for any particular allergies or preferences. During settling in visits we will arrange for you to meet the nursery cook and discuss in detail your child’s particular requirements.
We try and source our food locally wherever possible and support local organic vegetable box schemes. We only use free range eggs and are constantly looking for ways to work with local businesses.
If you have any questions about meals in general, or any specific questions, do please contact the manager of the nursery you are interested in and they will be able to help.