I have a monthly menu which offers your child a variety of healthy and nutritious homemade meals. I am happy to cater for all dietary requirements including allergies, halal, vegetarian, vegan etc. Children are given water to drink regularly throughout the day to keep them hydrated and they can access drinks as needed.
Mealtimes offer children the opportunity to understand about keeping themselves healthy through good hygiene and food choices. We all like to sit round the table together, which gives us the chance to have a good talk. Babies and younger children are encouraged to try out a range of tastes and textures. I tend to take a baby led approach to weaning as this encourages self-feeding and independence, but I am more than happy to accommodate individual needs. With toddlers and older children it is a time to find out what they have enjoyed doing or would like to do; all of which can be incorporated in to our planning. Children will have lots of opportunities to cook, bake, and grow vegetables.
Below is an example of some of the meals that children will be offered.
A selection of healthy cereals, toast and fruit
Vegetable lasagne with garlic bread
Beef and vegetable casserole
Fish pie, peas and carrots
Cottage pie, broccoli and cauliflower
Yoghurts and fruit are offered for dessert at lunchtime.
Puddings are provided as treats on occasions such as birthdays and celebrations but not as a daily offering to encourage healthy eating habits from an early age
Snacks always include fresh fruit or vegetables. With the addition of oat cakes, pitta, toast and dips.
Selection of sandwiches, wraps, crudités, dips, yoghurt and fruit
Meal suggestions from children and parents and warmly welcomed