Every child enjoys well balanced and healthy meals with a frequently changing menu to reflect the seasons of the year. Vegetarian and halal options are available and we are able to cater for the majority of special dietary requirements.
Breakfast, lunch and a light tea are provided, according to the requirements of the parent, with access to fresh fruit as a snack in between meals.
We make every effort to make mealtimes fun whilst providing an opportunity to learn. Children all sit together which creates a happy, sociable atmosphere and greatly improves communication and social skills. Good table manners are promoted and we have recently introduced a self-serve option for all the children.
Children relish the independence and are thrilled to determine how much food they put on their plate. We have also seen significant improvements in co-ordination and the correct use of cutlery. Additionally, there has been a sharp increase in the amount eaten at mealtimes, even amongst our more picky eaters.
Staff are vigilant in ensuring that children’s individual dietary needs are fully met.OFSTED. Inspection Report 2016