Healthy eating is a huge part of life here at the pre-school. We know that children feel happier, healthier and more able to learn when they have nourishing food regularly, throughout the day. That's why we ensure that all of our meals and snacks are balanced, varied and suitable for all dietary needs.
What will my child be eating?
Mid-morning and afternoon snacks are included in your fees. A typical day’s menu will look something like;
Cereal / fruit
Milk / water
Crackers, Bread stick
Milk / water
We can and do cater for special dietary needs or food allergies, so if you have any requirements or concerns please let us know.
Children can join our lunch club for an additional £2.50. Lunch times are fun and a wonderful opportunity to socialise, learn table manners and help each other.
Many parents are surprised at the wide range of foods their children will eat when in this sociable atmosphere. We sit the children in mixed age groups and staff join them to encourage a family styled environment, this gives an opportunity to discuss the children’s morning and the importance of a good healthy lunch. We put the supplied food on to plates to promote savoury then sweet eating and also put the drink into a cup to promote good speech following the ECAT (Every Child A Talker) guidelines.
If you wish your child to stay with us for lunch, you will need to provide him/her with a labelled lunch box. Water is provided for the children, but you may supply your child’s own drink if preferred (no fizzy drinks please).
A suggested lunch pack could contain;
- Non fizzy drink
- Sandwich or Roll
- Small Biscuit
To ensure that we protect all children against the risk of allergic reaction, within the preschool we must insist on NO NUTS. This includes peanut butter.