Healthy Eating

Robin’s Nest Day Nursery employs a qualified chef, with experience in catering for young children, to produce all nursery meals in-house.  Our chef specialises in children’s nutrition and has undertaken additional training to further her skills. The chef devises menus on a 3 weekly rolling basis in line with the Children’s Food Trust’s ‘Eat Better Start Better’ guidelines.

Little girl eating grapes

The nursery will ensure:

  • All meals and snacks provided are nutritious and varied, avoiding large quantities of fat and sugar and all salt, preservatives and colourings.
  • Children’s medical and personal dietary requirements are respected and catered for.
  • Menus are planned in advance and the food offered is wholesome and balanced.
  • A multi-cultural diet is offered to ensure that children from all backgrounds encounter familiar tastes and that all children have the opportunity also to try unfamiliar foods.
  • Snacks are offered with a free flow system.
  • Cultural and other dietary requirements are known and met in appropriate ways.

If a child has a main meal, the following elements are included:

  • Protein for growth
  • Carbohydrates for energy
  • Essential minerals and vitamins in raw food, salads and fruits
  • Milk provided for children is whole and pasteurised
Sample Menu