Meals and snacks provided at the New Beginnings are freshly prepared on site daily by our professional cook Angela, and aim to support and encourage a healthy well balanced diet. Our menus are carefully tailored to healthy eating guidelines to make sure children get their five a day from their fruits and vegetables. The lunch menu includes a variety of foods from the main food groups and provides key nutrients for a growing child. The children enjoy foods from a variety of cultures and tastes which further enhances the children’s palate and a greater understanding of their environment.
Our children are encouraged in the self-serve system which we believe will promote independence and decision making. They also take turns in being ‘little helpers’ at dinner time. Staff are always there to support the children and help make meal times feel social, they have lunch with the children as a means of setting examples of good table manners and encouraging conversation. Our parents are constantly delighted with the progress their children make at nursery in feeding themselves and learning to eat a varied diet and more grown up food.
We have a robust system in place to make sure that food allergies are closely monitored and that children are not given anything that their parents do not want them to eat either for religious or medical reasons. Our cook and all of the staff in the nursery are also trained to ensure children do not get foods they are allergic to or that their parents do not want them to eat and we have a very robust system to ensure children do not get anything they should not. Please download our menu below.