At Southover Pre-school we are committed to providing your little ones with healthy and wholesome food freshly prepared by our onsite chefs. Research shows that nutritious meals improve a child’s concentration and will support them at Nursery with all the energy they will need for a busy day of play, learning and development. Our tailored innovative pescatarian meals have been developed by a qualified nutritionist. We have also incorporated feedback from our parents via our Annual Parent Surveys, popular choices of the children and input from our highly trained kitchen chef. We ensure our kitchen strictly follows the food standards agency rules, and we are continuously given 5 stars in our Food & Hygiene inspections.
We have four weekly rotational menus for every season allowing children to taste a wide variety of foods whilst keeping them excited about meal times and support positive associations with food and healthy choices. Each meal has a vegetarian option, all allergens highlighted and is accompanied by a detailed nutritional breakdown for parents to view on our display board. Copies of our current menus are available in the Nursery Reception. We also believe in educating children about food to encourage them to make healthy food choices for themselves. We introduce children to growing and eating a wide variety of foods and we encourage parents to get involved in cooking activities at home and at Nursery. Mealtimes are fun and an opportunity to learn. Staff sit down together to have a ‘family-style’ meal. The children are supported with eating where necessary, yet given full encouragement to be as independent as possible. We promote good table manners so that children quickly grasp key skills and food etiquette for example
washing hands, setting the table, serving themselves, sharing conversation and clearing away afterwards.
Breakfast: 08:30am – 09.00am. This includes toast, cheese, various cereals, milk & water. Mid-morning & afternoon snack: 10am – 10.30 & 13:30pm – 14.00pm This includes fruits, dry fruits, crackers, rice cakes, milk & water. Lunch: 12.00pm – 12.40pm. This includes a freshly prepared, nutritious hot pescatarian meal with a vegetarian option where required. If your child has any special dietary needs based on medical/allergy conditions, religious or cultural requirements, please just let us know and we will be happy to discuss this with you and accommodate your child’s individual needs.