healthy eating

Here at Mereside Farm Children`s Nursery, we offer a variety of balanced and nutritious foods, to help provide the children with the energy they will need for a busy day of fun, education, learning and play.

Our menu`s are planned in consultation between the owner/manager/cook and the "Early Year Nutrition Partnership" and are all cooked on site form fresh on a daily basis. Menus are displayed in the Nursery and within our website and whenever there is a specific dietary requirement, we work closely with parents to find an alternative solution.

We work to exacting standards and since being awarded a "Very Good - 5" rating (the highest possible) in Janaury 2024 by the foods standards agency regarding our Food Hygiene, we have installed a fully commercial kitchen to ensure that no corners are cut in the preparation of the food.

A typical day at Mereside for all of our rooms will start with breakfast of cereal or toast followed by a mid morning snack. A healthy two course lunch follows around mid-day consisting a cooked lunch and desert followed by a mid-afternoon snack, with high tea time around 4pm rotating around cooked / cold meals.

All of the children who are old enough sit around a table, with some of the older children helping to set the table and serve the dinner, with all being encouraged to talk about the food to understand what it is they are eating, finishing the meal time by cleaning both themselves and the table afterwards.

Both fresh fruit and milk are served daily to all children, unless requested otherwise, and accompanies one of the snack time.

For further information please take a look at our menu`s attached and do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional requirements / questions.

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