At Flying Start Day Nursery Chigwell we recognize the importance of a balanced diet in promoting a child’s growth, development and behaviour. We follow the guidance held by the Food Standards Agency for children 0-5 years.
We have a fully trained catering chef in our setting, who prepares and cooks every meal on site, using only the freshest ingredients, including fresh fruit and vegetables.
We encourage independence in children to choose when they would like a snack or drink. Our setting has a rolling snack table that is accessible to children at snack times.
We operate a ‘family style’ service at meals, so teachers sit with children help children self serve the food at the table , which provides so many opportunities for learning and social skills.
We have a very clear set of guidelines for special dietary requirements, so we can cater for any particular allergies or preferences. During settling in visits we will arrange for you to meet the nursery cook and discuss in detail your child’s particular requirements.
Our food and nutrition menus are rotated each week and updated quarterly.