Delicious Healthy Meals
Little Explorers believe that healthy foods produce healthy, happy children and we believe that the food we serve has an essential part to play.
We are committed to serving healthy, balanced and nutritious foods that give your child all of the energy they need for a busy day of play, learning and development.
Menus are planned seasonally with input from parents/carers, and a daily menu is displayed at the nursery. In addition to a balanced lunch, our children also have a breakfast, afternoon fruit snack and afternoon tea.
Mealtimes are a sociable occasion and an opportunity to learn. We promote the children’s independence by encouraging them to feed themselves. The Pre-school children self serve their own lunch and are encouraged to help clear away their own plates. We promote good manors and food etiquette as staff sit and eat with the children.
Children learn about healthy eating in the nursery through various activities and topics that are covered these include food-tasting sessions. At mealtimes staff encourage children to try different foods and talk about the importance of eating healthy to grow up big and strong.
If your child has any special dietary needs based on medical/allergy conditions, religious, or cultural requirements, just let us know, the Nursery Manager will be happy to discuss this with you.