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Food & Drink

Mealtimes are seen as an important social time within the nursery. Children are encouraged to develop independence and social skills by choosing, selecting, pouring, cutting and serving for themselves and others. Menus are rotated regularly and take into account the nutritional needs of young children.

The children are seated in small groups, with an adult present to encourage and support them. Younger children who need assistance in cutting will always be presented with the complete meal before it is cut. Once the children have reached the age of two, they will be encouraged to help set tables, and serve themselves and others.

The cost of all food, drink and formula milk is included in the fees. Expressed breast milk can also be stored and given.

Our menus have been written in line with the 'FOOD and Health Guidelines for Early Years and Childcare Settings'.

At Little Steps we are part of the Neath Port Talbot ‘Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme’. This gives us guidance in all areas of nursery life. We have successfully completed the module 'Nutrition and Oral Health' (Sept 2012) therefore we are confident in the menu that we offer. Please see below for comments made by inspectors in July 2012.

Overview:

Little Steps is making excellent progress with its health improvement work. This is evident through policies, planning and in the ethos of the setting. It is encouraging to see that you continually improving and taking on board suggestions i.e. staff acting as good role models to the children by sitting at the snack table and eating fruit with the children.

The opportunities and experiences that the children have are extensive and are all provided in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Congratulations and keep up the fantastic work!

Our Menus

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Snack

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Lunch

Freshly Baked Ham, Mash, Peas and Parsley Sauce

Sweet and Sour Chicken Served With Boiled Rice and Poppadum

Fish Fingers, Mashed Potato and Mixed Vegetables

Fresh Chilli Served With Boiled Rice

Spaghetti Bolognaise Served With Garlic Bread

Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies*

Ice-Cream With Sprinkles

Home-Made Chocolate Cake* And Pink Custard

Jelly Served With Fruit Cocktail

Fairy Cakes*

Tea

Toast Served With Banana

Tuna, Pasta and Sweet Corn/Pasta, Ham And Cheese

Fresh Sandwich Selection Served With Pineapple

Crackers Served With Cheese and Cucumber

Bread and Butter Served with Ham and Cucumber

5pm Munchies

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Snack

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Lunch

Fish Fingers, Pasta Twists, Sweet Corn & Parsley Sauce

Home-Made Lasagne Served With Garlic Bread

Baked Sausage, Mashed Potato, Peas & Gravy

Pasta Bolognaise Bake Served With Garlic Bread

Chicken Curry Served Boiled Rice and Poppadum

Dessert

Home-Made Shortbread Biscuits

Chocolate Rice Crispy Cake*

Jam and Coconut Sponge Squares*

Home-Made Custard

Sponge Cake* With Icing and Sprinkles

Tea

Fresh Bread Served with Apple & Cheese

Fresh Sandwich Selection Served With Raisins

Crackers Served With Cheese & Tangerine

Bread and Butter Served With

Tuna, Pasta and Sweet Corn/Pasta, Ham And Cheese

5pm Munchies

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Fruit With Milk/Juice

Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

We display a welcome sign on our door to inform customers that mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their baby on our premises.

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