Mealtimes should be social, learning times when we can sit down with our friends quietly to enjoy our food. Good examples of table manners and behaviour is given by a member of staff sitting with small groups of children. Children are encourage to try new things and learn about healthy eating.
All meals are provided at The Sandpit Nursery and are inclusive in the fees.
All food is freshly prepared daily on site in our professional kitchen. All our menus are nutritionally balanced and designed in conjunction with a child nutritionalist. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available. Processed foods, salt, sugar and additives are kept to a bare minimum. At least five portions of fruit and vegetables are on offer each day.
We encourage children to drink water throughout the day. They have milk at snack times and water with meals. We also encourage them to bring a water bottle each day which they can access whenever they want to.
All dietary requirements are catered for and weaning programs are followed in line with parent’s wishes and Health Authority Guidelines.
If mothers are breast feeding we have a quiet room in which they can have privacy if they have time to come back to feed. If not they may provide expressed milk in a labelled bottle that staff can give when needed.