Meal Times

healthy-eating_450_300All meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and healthy snacks) are freshly prepared each day in our kitchen by our dedicated nursery cook, Angela, who holds an up-to-date health and hygiene certificate (we also ensure that at least three other members of staff hold an up-to-date health and hygiene certificate). All food is prepared age appropriately for chewing and swallowing capabilities. We subscribe to the Food Standards Agency alert system. All of our fruit and vegetables are bought locally from a carefully chosen Farm Shop. We have been awarded the highest score of 5 stars from the Food Standards Agency’s national ‘Scores on the Doors’ Food Hygiene rating scheme.

Fresh, healthy, varied and well-balanced meals are prepared daily meeting any dietary and/or cultural requirements your child may have. Only high quality meat, fish, fresh vegetables and fruit are used. Additives and preservatives are strictly controlled at Crown Kindergartens Day Nursery. Menus are regularly rotated and re-designed, a sample from our collection is shown below.

Children devour the sumptuous and diverse freshly made meals, such as chicken chow mein, curry and hotpot with delicious exotic fruits afterwards’   (Ofsted)

We emphasise the social aspect of meal times. The children sit at the table in small groups with a member of staff eating with them. Conversation is encouraged and the staff ensure that each child in the group has an opportunity to take part. The cutlery used is age appropriate and the older children may help themselves from serving dishes on the table.

Our younger children are provided with specially designed, low-level chairs and parents of these children are provided with written information on food intake.

Vegetable Garden
We have a lovely separate small vegetable garden which has been designed for the children to access and grow their own vegetables. The children help prepare the vegetables to eat or take home. Plenty of photographs are always on display.

Fresh, healthy, varied and well-balanced meals are prepared daily meeting any dietary and/or cultural requirements your child may have. Only high quality meat, fish, fresh vegetables and fruit are used. Additives and preservatives are strictly controlled at Crown Kindergartens Day Nursery. Menus are regularly rotated and re-designed, a sample from our collection is shown below. (We do not offer apples (unless stewed), grapes, sausages or sweets or any other foods that we feel would present a choking or allergy hazard).