Nutrition

News 2016

In 2016 we had an unannounced visit from the Environmental Health Agency for our annual inspection. After looking over every inch of the kitchen, the records and our wonderful kitchen staff, we have been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating again this year. We are all delighted with this rating and have worked very hard in the last year to keep this 5 star rating. Well done team Lake View!

Hygiene-Rating

Nutrition

Take a look at our current menus under the ‘Kitchen’ tab on ‘A Tour Of Lake View’.

We have a three week rotating menu and on the fourth week, we will be introducing cultural meals, family favorites and cuisine from around the world. Our family favourites are always a hit, see the board next to the kitchen to see who choose this months selections.

At Lake View Nursery we understand the importance of a healthy, well balanced diet for growing, busy minds. Throughout a Child’s journey with us we will strive to help them develop positive eating habits together with good table manners they will use for life.

All meals will be included in the session price to provide peace of mind and an outstanding service for busy families. (Please note: Lunch is not included in Nursery Education Funded children and is charged as an extra)

We provide a healthy menu (meals and snacks) along with drinks throughout the Nursery day. All meals and snacks are prepared on site by a professional nursery cook.

To foster a positive approach to healthy eating, children will be encouraged to help with the preparations-Whether it be picking blackberries for the crumble or getting the vegetables from their ‘Green fingers Patch’. We are very much aware we must provide a positive influence on the children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards food and a healthy lifestyle. Children and staff will sit together for meal times and staff encourage children to try different foods and explore their changing pallet of tastes.

In addition to drinks and snacks, each child will be provided with their own named water bottle (with a photograph of them in the front) and staff encourage them to identify and use this throughout their day to keep their brains and bodies hydrated.

We understand that each child is an individual with different dietary requirements and some may have allergies. Our staff are trained to the highest standards to make sure food is safe for the children in their care and our Nursery cook will create dishes when necessary for those children with different requirements.

  • Mid-Morning Snack (served around 10:30am) *Included in fee* Selection of fresh fruits and/or raw vegetables plus bread-sticks, crackers, rice or oatcakes etc
  • Hot cooked lunch (served at 12 noon) *included in main session fees or when requested for extra charge* Example of a type of meal provided- Chicken and pasta bake (v Qourn & pasta bake) with fresh broccoli and sweet corn followed by blackberry and Apple crumble with custard.
  • Lunches are prepared fresh on site using external shop bought produce and vegetables/fruit grown organically in our garden.
  • Mid-afternoon snack (served at 3:00pm) *Included in Fee* Plain biscuits and fruit, cream cheese and crackers, vegetable sticks.
  • Drinks and refreshments. *Included in fee* Staff ensure children have plenty to drink each day with fresh drinking water always available. Children are offered milk at break times and diluted fruit juices are also available in accordance with parental preferences.

Dairy/Gluten/Soya free alternatives are always available.

All staff have Food Hygiene Level 2 and Food Safety Level  2