Delicious and nutritious food
We aim to provide healthy, nutritionally balanced and enjoyable meals for the children. We thoroughly believe that healthy eating in the early years sets the trend for future lifestyle.
Our menu is planned and regularly reviewed a few times throughout the year in line with seasonal changes. We use a three week rolling menu to create plenty of variation and interest.
We use good quality, fresh and wholesome ingredients, minimising the use of refined and processed food, saturated fats, salt and sugar. We strive to source seasonal, local and organic foods. We also try and integrate healthy food education for the children as part of their normal Nursery day, involving them in exploring different foods, discovering new textures and tastes, and in cooking/food preparation.
Our home-made meals are freshly prepared by enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced cooks who provide us with deliciously cooked meals, followed by a selection of healthy deserts and teas. The children really enjoy them and we are helping to contribute towards their 5 –A- day.
For sandwiches we use a variety of savoury fillings like cheese, sliced ham, cucumber/carrots and marmite. We use both wholemeal and white bread.
Our meat is purchased from the local supermarket and is selected for quality and leanness. We use lots of fresh fruit and vegetables every day which are locally sourced where possible.
We avoid food colourings and artificial preservatives. Milk, water or juice are offered to drink as required.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am every morning. On offer are a selection of cereals, porridge as well as toast. At Sandhills we understand that breakfast is very important as it gets the system kick-started for the day. We would encourage all children to have breakfast before starting their day whether this be at home or Nursery.
We aim to be as flexible as we can in catering for special dietary requirements and these should be discussed initially when registering and specified on the Registration form.
accommodate these needs through a comprehensive special diet procedure ensuring that we take every precaution possible.