Our menus have been carefully designed with the health and well-being of your children at the heart. Our primary goal is to provide your children with healthy and nutritious meals in an environment that supports healthy relationships with food.
Our menus are created with this in mind, so you can be sure that your child is not consuming excessive amounts of sugar, which can be harmful to their health.
We endeavour to use seasonal produce in our meals as much as possible. As a minimum, we encourage our nurseries to purchase at least one seasonal item each week to be added to our meals, provided alongside or as a snack for our children and Educators to taste and try.
Our menus are designed to promote sustainability by using eco-friendly ingredients, reducing food waste whenever possible and reflecting on our carbon footprint from where our shopping is delivered from.
We have introduced food waste buckets and compost bins in our settings, as well as working towards achieving awards in sustainable practices.
Proper nutrition is crucial for children, especially during their early years when they are growing and learning at a rapid pace. Our menus are created to give your child the energy they need to stay active, engaged, and ready to learn. We encourage our Nursery chefs and Educators to complete nutrition training to ensure they have the essential knowledge.
Meat-free days introduce
children to a diverse range of food which are rich in essential nutrients, this variety contributes to their overall health by providing vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Research suggests a diet that includes meat-free days can also help to reduce the risk of certain health conditions.
We take the dietary needs of our children seriously. Our commitment to their well-being extends to accommodating a diverse range of dietary requirements, including allergies, intolerances, religious considerations, and individual preferences.
At our nursery, we prioritise fostering independence in our little ones, and one way we do this is by encouraging self-serving during mealtime. Here's why: