Food and Menus
Growing our own vegetables
Tasting our homegrown beetroot
At Woodentots Nursery we pride ourselves on being a healthy eating nursery and providing children with a healthy balanced diet is very important to us. Children enjoy a range of healthy meals which they often help to prepare. All food at the nursery is freshly cooked on the premises by our qualified cook Kelly.
To ensure we meet the needs of the children we request that all allergies and special dietary requirements are brought to the attention of management at the time of registration. Kelly is very experienced and any special dietary needs can be catered for and alternatives to the set menu will be offered.
Meals are carefully planned to cover the full range of dietary requirements needed by young children. The menu is rotated on a three week basis and is reviewed frequently.
Mealtimes are an important and pleasurable part of our day. We strive to make this an enjoyable unhurried occasion, during this social skills will developed. No child is ever forced to eat anything, but encouraged try new foods and serve themselves as appropriate to their age and development stage.
We work in close collaboration with parents during the weaning stage to ensure that we know the foods each child likes or dislikes and take into account their preferences whilst still encouraging new foods. For babies who are being weaned we work with parents as they move from pureed to lumpy to a normal diet.
Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day in each room to ensure the children are well hydrated.