At Monkey Puzzle day nursery we strongly believe that a healthy, balanced diet is essential for growth and development in under 5’s. This prompted us to consult with a paediatric nutritionist to formulate a menu that will help give your child the best start in life.
Our delicious and healthy menus are designed by our Chef who aims to ensure that each meal provides a healthy balance to the children. We ensure the children eat a wide range of foods, introducing foods from around the world as well as those more familiar dishes. We offer fruit several times a week as well as cow’s milk to drink at each snack time.
Dietary requirements are not a problem as all our food is cooked fresh each day, so the Chef can tailor each meal to suit. We also have a weaning and vegetarian menu for those who require those options.
We are well equipped to cater for those with allergies with our traffic light plate system. Those with allergies are provided with a red placemat and plate highlighting their allergy and what foods are to be avoided. Management are required to check each plate before it is released to the room where it is checked again before being given to the child. A member of staff is also close by to ensure that cross contamination doesn’t occur during meal times.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In order to get your children off to a flying start, we offer a variety of non-sugared cereals and wholemeal toast. Just enough to fill up their tummies and keep a smile on their face until snack time.
Our menus change with the seasons from hot and filling meals in winter to lighter picnic style teas in the summers – sometimes we even have a picnic in the garden!
Throughout the day and at meal times we encourage the children to drink fresh water with the offer of milk at snack times. Water fountains in the room and garden help with this as children can independently help themselves to water when they need it.
If you would like to have a look at our current winter menus, please click the following link: