Healthy children are happy children
The staff team are working together to ensure that we take a whole setting approach to health and wellbeing, including promoting physical development, nutrition, oral health, emotional wellbeing, and safety.
The benefits of childhood nutrition are enormous; a nutritious diet provides your child with good eating habits for life, healthy skin, a healthy weight and improved behaviour.
We provide nutritionally balanced and home-cooked meals. Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group. We ensure that all of the children receive the recommended daily allowance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Our recipes are made fresh with whole foods such as whole grain pastas, rice and bread, fruit and vegetables, dark leafy greens and legumes.
We stay away from refined and processed foods. Whole foods provide the children with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they need.
We cater for all allergies, intolerances, preferences, cultural and dietary needs.
Our nursery chef
Dean, our Nursery Chef is originally from South Africa and has a diploma in Hospitality Management. Dean has a wealth of experience in the catering industry, and has worked in nurseries for the past 5 years. He is particularly passionate about ethical sourcing of food, using seasonal and fresh ingredients to prepare delicious meals for the children, and is a key member of the Nursery’s Cookery Club. Dean is an advocate for The Soil Association Food for Life Served Here Award, and is leading on our Bronze accreditation. He is looking forward to pursuing the Food for Life gold status for the nursery.