Health and Nutrition
We pride ourselves in offering children a well-balanced and nutritious diet throughout the day. Breakfast, a two course hot meal at lunchtime, mid-morning snack and a high tea are provided in nursery. As lunch is provided by a professional outside caterer, Naturecater, we can cater for any special dietary requirements. We do however ask parents of babies to provide milk and Holiday club children to bring packed lunches from home.
Naturecater Fresh Foundations
Naturecater's objective is to meet and exceed the criteria of 5 a day and to cram in as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible into every menu and recipe. They are passionate about their food, how their food is sourced, prepared, delivered and received. They understand how important a good diet is for our little diners and pride themselves on delivering tasty fresh food every day.
Fruit and vegetables are sourced from their trusted local supplier which they have been using for 10 years. Vitamins and minerals derived from fruit and vegetables are a must to support any growing child and their immune system, it also gives them the best start on their healthy eating journey. Naturecater's gravy, savoury sauces and pudding sauces are made daily and do not contain any additives or preservatives. They also avoid the addition of unnecessary sweeteners (letting the natural flavours do their work) and do not add salt.
This results in well-balanced, nutritious meals, which adhere to the schools food trust guidelines. Allergen information is provided for all meals and Naturecater work closely with Hopscotch with regards to any intolerances, cultural needs and dietary requirements. All their products are always chosen carefully and sourced ethically where ever possible.
What our parents say...
"Meals seem to be balanced and a good variety. I was very impressed that specific baby food was bought for E when he struggled with the food everyone else was having"
"I don't worry about how well F eats when I get her home from nursery as I know she's had a decent, warm meal at lunch time, plus her snacks. She's usually too full for tea!"
"J always seems to enjoy the meals especially pasta and garlic bread! Attending over 5 days I feel J gets a good variety of meals and healthy snacks"
"The food has been brilliant for L's dietary requirements"
"O really enjoys the meals at nursery, they are always healthy and it's great that they are included in the fees as it's one less thing to think of in the morning"