All of our cooked meals and snacks are nutritionally balanced, along with a variety of multi cultural foods for the children to enjoy. There is great emphasis on healthy eating, and we provide a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, daily. We also encourage the children to participate in making/preparing food, so they have a greater understanding of where the food comes from, and how it can be used. The children are also able to easily access drink throughout the day, this is not restricted to meal times.
We have an allotment area which is on the nursery premises, where we grow our own produce. With the help and donations given by the parents, we have developed a place for the children to visit and enjoy learning how and where food comes from. We go to the allotment regularly each week to maintain the variety of fruits and vegetables we grow and greatly enjoy for our snacks and lunches.
The Kindergarten staff and children are encouraged to recycle. We help the children understand how to recycle, and the effects of recycling on our environment.
Children receive a drink with a snack each morning
Lunch is at 12.00pm-1.00 pm. which is cooked from a varied menu ensuring a balanced and nutritious diet.
At 2.15pm – 3.30 pm the children receive afternoon snack, which they help to make themselves.
Meal and snack times for the under two’s will be a little earlier, and in the cases of babies on demand.
All fresh baby food is made from seasonal vegetables and when available from our own allotment.
There is always a vegetarian option.
Throughout the day drinks are available to the children in designated area’s known to the children in each room.