Healthy Eating

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Our Menu

Our nursery chefs make changes to the menu's each term.  Our menu is flexible based on stock rotation and the availability from our food provider.  We rotate meals so that children who attend regularly on an individual day is offered a variety.  Early Learners also introduces meals lining to different celebration or events throughout the year, (for example: Christmas, Pancake Day, Chinese New Year etc…).  We ask all parents to ensure they see the daily menus up in the entrances every day.

 

Meal Times

Mealtimes are about more than simply what your child eats — we take the opportunity to use this crucial time to aid their learning and social skills.  By linking in with our planning we are able to increase children’s understanding of where food comes from and how we grow it. We also educate them on the benefits of healthy eating and support the adoption of good habits that will continue to benefit them throughout their lives as they move on to school and beyond.  Developing the social aspect of meal times is also important to establish good eating habits which is why children and staff sit down together to have a ‘family-style’ meal at which good table manners are promoted.  Your child will have up to three meals during their nursery day, depending upon the times they arrive and leave.

 

Our Chefs

Our commitment is to provide the best service every day. Our meals meet, and even exceed current nutritional guidelines.  Our staff are qualified professionals. Qualifications include professional cookery level 3+, basic food safety, health and safety, risk assessments, catering and management skills.  Some of our team are parents too, we understand if your child is a fussy eater, and we also cater for children with allergies and dietary requirements.  We are here to help you every step of the way.  Our team will always ensure your child has a meal they will enjoy.  

 

Meal Times

  • Breakfast - Breakfast is at 7am to 8:30am every day.
  • Morning AM Meal  - We will provide a 2-course meal for each session a main-hot-meal and desert.  Our morning meal is at 11am.
  • Afternoon PM Meal - We will provide a 2-course meal for each session a main-hot-meal and desert.  Our morning meal is at 3pm.

Note:

  • Fee Paying Parent = All Included
  • Free Early Education Parent = Optional to either provide a health packed lunch or pay for meals.