Little Treasures promotes a healthy balanced diet within the setting, we also promote good hygiene practices with the children such as hand washing before eating.
We will cater for children with special dietary needs and requirements and vegetarians, to ensure all children are included and feel valued. Please speak to a member of staff regarding this.
We do not provide breakfast but will accommodate it if you bring appropriate breakfast such as cereal or fruit for your child to eat at nursery, before 8 am .
The children are offered morning and afternoon snack; the morning snack (10am) consists of toast and milk or water, and the afternoon snack (2pm) is fruit, salad sticks or the occasional biscuit with milk or water. The Yellow Room children sit in their chairs for snack, whilst Blue Room children go into 2 groups and eat their snack after completion of a ‘Stories for Talking’ activity.
Fresh water is on offer for all children throughout the day from our ‘Water Stations’.
The children are given a hot lunch and pudding daily, which are lovingly prepared by the Rainbow Centre Cafe; these meals are all home cooked tasty meals which the children (and staff) love! The children sit together within their rooms to eat, and positive social skills, table manners and the use of cutlery is encouraged. However, we will follow home practices with regard to weaning; such as Baby Led Weaning; please speak to your child’s Keyworker if appropriate.
We provide a light tea daily, the whole nursery often come together at this time to enjoy eating together, and again social skills and table manners are practiced and encouraged.
Birthdays are usually celebrated during snack times; the children and staff will sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the child and if a birthday cake has been brought in it is usually shared at this time.