We want you to be confident that we at Wonderland Day Nursery are committed to providing healthy and nutritious food and the appropriate environment for good nutrition. We have made a commitment to healthy eating in our nursery by joining the Early Years Nutrition Partnership programme, an independent social enterprise working to improve the future health outcomes of young children.
We are now working alongside the EYN Partnership’s Dietitian Lucy Shipton, benefiting from their expertise and the tailored support they are providing to our staff and the children in our care. We will be working with Lucy on developing our menus, reviewing our food policy and thinking about how we teach the children in our care about healthy eating and positive mealtime experiences.
EYN Partnership resources have been developed using the expertise of the British Nutrition Foundation and the Pre-school Learning Alliance with guidance from the EYN Partnership Expert Panel.
We look forward to bringing you news about the work we are doing as part of the EYN Partnership programme, and working with you to help further develop our approach to early years nutrition. You can learn more about the Early Years Nutrition Partnership programme and find plenty of hints and tips and resources for you as parents and carers by visiting: eynpartnership.org
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Our catering team prepare meals from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to a very high standard of food safety and hygiene. Children are offered water to drink with meals and throughout the day and milk is provided with snacks.
The nursery chef is available to chat with parents at our bi-annual parents evenings when there is also an opportunity to taste samples of our menus.
There are regular opportunities for the children to participate in cooking activities. Children also enjoy planting, watering and harvesting herbs and other seasonal vegetables in the nursery garden.
Breakfast - 7:30am - 8:30am
Morning Snack - 9:00am - 9:45am
Lunch - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon Snack - 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Tea - 3:45pm - 5:15pm
‘ Special efforts have been made to accommodate my son’s allergies, despite only being in nursery one day a week special meals and biscuits are made for him to make sure he is not missing out and it is much appreciated’
Mother of toddler