Every child at nursery enjoys a well-balanced healthy diet to build a strong body and mind. We provide nutritious and wholesome meals and snacks in carefully designed menus, prepared by experienced chefs. We follow nutritional guidelines and include suggestions from parents in our planning. Vegetarian and vegan options are available at every meal and we can cater for all special diets.
The meals are prepared in the nursery kitchens from locally sourced fresh ingredients and the menu is changed frequently to reflect the seasons of the year and the diverse culture we live in. We use a variety of beans, pulses, lentils and wholemeal options throughout our dishes allowing children to experience a wide variety of tastes.
Mealtimes are valuable for encouraging social and personal skills and provide opportunities to learn about healthy eating. Children help set the table and are encouraged to serve themselves. When the weather permits, snack and teatimes take place in the fresh air All our staff eat alongside the children.
Allergen Awareness: Please ask a member of staff for our recipe and allergy information
In recognition of our commitment to quality nutrition and food preparation the nurseries have been awarded the Soil Associations 'Food For Life Award'.
All our nurseries hold 5 Stars for Food Hygiene.
Educating children on the topic of healthy eating and nutrition is paramount at Portland Nurseries and the importance of providing children with a balanced diet is becoming increasingly evident. Please take a moment to read the Children's Food Trust - 'Child obesity: their lives in our hands'