We have a commercial grade kitchen with the best Food Hygiene Rating of 5. Here we prepare the children’s lunches, snacks and cooked tea from the basic ingredients. We do not buy in any pre-prepared pies, sauce mixes etc. Great care is taken in choosing ingredients, and for pre-baked items (bread, pasta, biscuits etc) the ingredients are constantly checked. In this way we can cater for children with allergies – providing as close an alternative as we can - as well as these without.
Our menu is rotated on a 5 week cycle and our aim is to allow the children to try as varied a diet as possible with as few restrictions as possible. In this way we hope that the children will be prepared to try most of the foods that they would expect to encounter in their lives beyond nursery.
While we encourage them to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, we do not deny them the chance to occasionally eat sausages, chips or sponge pudding as in moderation none of these is harmful to healthy children who exercise frequently.