Nutrition and Healthy Eating

At St. Nicholas nursery, we realise how important it is to encourage healthy living from a young age. We understand that young children need a varied and nutritious diet, and that learning good eating habits at an early age is essential for a child’s health, growth and development.

Sample Menu

All our staff hold a Level 2 Food Safety certificate and are encouraged to undertake further training as applicable. We work towards the following principles in all of our nurseries:

• We consult with families and children about our menus and keep them informed about issues relating to food and drink in our nursery and menus are always displayed at the nursery Reception area.

• We plan varied menus for meals and snacks in advance. We aim to include different tastes, colours and textures, and take into consideration seasonality and availability of fruit and vegetables. All of our meals and snacks meet the national best practice food and drink guidelines, including those for early years settings.

• We cater for the dietary requirements of all children wherever possible, working with families to make sure that they can be accommodated. We aim to ensure that children of all cultures and religions can enjoy appropriate meals and snacks.

• We have a positive and welcoming eating environment in order to encourage children to eat well and develop good eating habits and social skills. We use meals and snacks to teach children about healthy eating and encourage a positive attitude towards mealtimes.

Healthy Eating Award

Our nursery proudly clinched the 'Healthy Early Years Award 2018/19,' a testament to our commitment to maintaining exemplary health standards for our young learners. This prestigious recognition affirms that we have met and exceeded the rigorous criteria set for fostering a healthy environment in the crucial early years of childhood development. From nutritious meal plans to engaging physical activities, our dedication to the well-being of our children shines through. This accolade not only celebrates our achievement but also highlights our unwavering dedication to providing a foundation of health and wellness for the little ones under our care.

What's included?

We try to keep the fees simple, which is why we have adopted the “all-inclusive approach". All meals, nappies and drinks are included providing peace of mind that your child has all they need on a daily basis.

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