We take great care to provide children with nutritious and wholesome food, prepared by fully qualified professionals. We serve three meals a day:
· Breakfast, which compromises of a selection of cereals
· Two-course hot lunch
· Four-course tea
All our meals are vegetarian.
We provide a 3-week rotational lunch and tea menu and cater for special dietary requirements. The main courses are always served with vegetables to ensure children get all the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy.
We are proud to announce that our lunch and tea menu together now meet the Caroline Walker Trust daily nutritional guidelines for under 5s. This is a fantastic achievement and ensures that the children we cater for receive a low intake of salt, but the right levels of carbohydrates and nutrients. The menus also meet the Children’s Food Trust food standards and have been awarded the ‘Menu Checked’ logo.
Children also enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables or savoury foods for mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack. Milk and fresh water is always available.
Staff sit with the children at the table as this encourages good table manners and eating habits. We also find that even the fussiest of eaters become good eaters when they sit with their friends. Children are encouraged to serve themselves at the table and they can have seconds, if they wish. We also encourage children to try new foods. Festivals are another good way of introducing children to foods from different cultures.
A healthy balanced diet is essential for children to ensure they grow and develop. Children start learning about food from an early age and those who develop good eating behaviours and consume a variety of foods from a young age are more likely to carry on these good behaviours as they get older.
We love our parents, so feel free to visit us.
Little Explorers Nursery
Behind ST Sebastian and St Pancras Church
NW9 0NG, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Open 51 weeks of the year
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm