At Waverton Day Nurseries we are very aware that children need a healthy diet.

Nutrition

Our settings cater for all types of little taste buds and we are committed to offering a healthy, nutritious and well balanced menu. All meals are prepared on site daily by our nursery chef’s.

We have an emphasis on fresh locally sourced produce and we offer a variety of menus which are carefully planned & reviewed regularly to provide children with their 5 a day seasonal fruit and vegetables.

All food is professionally tried and tested before becoming a regular item and all of our kitchen staff have a level 2 certificate for Food Safety in catering and this is regularly reviewed and updated.

5-star Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

Waverton Day Nurseries has consistently been awarded the maximum 5 stars for food hygiene by the Food Standards Agency.

The Food Safety Officer inspecting a nursery checks how well the nursery is meeting the law by looking at the following areas:

  • How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • How the nursery manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

At the end of the inspection, the nursery setting is given one of the six ratings. The top rating of ‘5’ means that each of our Waverton Day Nurseries settings was found to have ‘Very Good’ hygiene standards

Meal times

Meal times are social event’s and an excellent time to encourage communication skills. Children can become accustomed to routines such as setting the table, sitting with friends and learning the importance of good table manners. We actively encourage staff to sit with the children during meal times and model positive behaviour and engage in conversation. We are committed to ensure mealtimes are an exciting, enjoyable experience for all our children.

Children are provided with a choice of healthy snacks throughout the day and fresh drinking water is always available so their bodies are getting everything they need to grow and thrive.

Babies

We provide formula milk for babies under 12 months. The ‘Nestlings’ room all have a dedicated milk preparation area. We can also store and prepare bottles of expressed milk if you’re breastfeeding. We follow whatever feeding routine you have at home.

Our Chef prepares special lunches and dinners for babies who are weaning. These dishes are graduated from puree to mash to chopped, with different foods being introduced as the child progresses through each stage.

Menus

We cater for all dietary requirements and we are mindful of individual dietary requirements such as vegetarianism and food intolerances and we ask parents to discuss your child’s diet with the management team during registration. We devise varied menu plans each season to ensure that each child experiences a range of dishes that introduce new flavours and textures.

In December, which is a very special time here at Waverton Day Nurseries, our children enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch and also a special visit from Father Christmas.

We believe that our role is to support children in making healthy food choices as they grow, we aim to achieve this by providing healthy, tasty, varied menus that children enjoy.