All meals provided by the Centre will encourage healthy food choices, following statutory guidelines embedded within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. At all times we follow the Children’s Food Trust, “Eat better, Eat smart” motto. We are able to manage all dietary restrictions and allergies.
Hot lunch can be provided by catering company Dolce within the Malcolm Sargent School kitchens and ordered via parent portal School Grid. Parents can manage their orders, payments and cancellations directly with SchoolGird and meals are then delivered to nursery each lunchtime during term time only. Alternatively parents may bring in a packed lunch prepared at home for their children. During all meals, the children are encouraged to eat and socialise together and there is a focus on table manners and healthy eating choices.
The Centre offers all nursery children a wide range of healthy snacks together with milk or water during the morning and afternoon sessions. A fruit bowl and jugs of fresh drinking water are freely available.
For our Active Owls tea time children, nursery menus are listed below along with baby weaning menus for the Little Acorns. All menus are reviewed and updated twice a year.