Food & nutrition

We have been awarded an updated ‘Eat Better, Do Better’ award from the Children’s Food Trust, which involved us incorporating comprehensive criteria into our menu.

We have two cooks, who between them, cover a full day, five days per week. They cook/prepare breakfast, lunch and tea and morning and afternoon snacks. We provide all weaning foods for our babies and also provide a unique,  individual menu for children who have allergies or intolerances.

We have a very diverse menu that gives our children the opportunity to try lots of healthy food from a variety of cultures. We also have a 16 day menu, which ensures that children who only attend a minimum amount of sessions receive a vast array of foods.

We very much value the importance of purchasing the highest quality ingredients that are sourced from our community wherever possible. This includes: –

  • Use local farms for meat, such as chicken, lamb, beef and pork
  • Source local salmon and cod from local wholesaler
  • Cook sauces from ‘scratch’
  • Use reputable suppliers such as Asda & Batleys for groceries
  • Use fresh food and not substitutes
  • Use Quorn on a weekly basis

Our staff also eat with our children, encouraging them to eat all of their food, whilst also modelling and encouraging good manners and social skills while at the table. Our older children sometimes make their own tea – this teaches them a multitude of important skills, and is something that they really enjoy.