Diet & Nutrition

Our Meals

At WHF we understand the importance of nutrition and diet for your child’s health. We recognise that nursery aged children require meals rich in starch to provide lots of energy, foods rich in protein such as meat and fish and lots of fruit and vegetables for those all important vitamins and minerals.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we offer, all meals are freshly prepared and cooked daily from scratch meaning processed foods are kept to an absolute minimum. We use locally sourced suppliers for our meat and vegetables.

Special dietary needs or preferences are easily catered for, all children’s dietary needs are discussed and recorded when they settle into nursery.

Food is an important part in learning!

Menus are on a three weekly cycle and are changed every term to take into account the seasons and to ensure the children to try a wide variety of foods.

Meals are a social occasion and children are encouraged to help set tables and prepare ingredients. Staff sit with the children at meals times and siblings are able to sit together if they wish, this enables children of all ages and staff to interact within our family environment.

Download our Weekly Menu Sample Here.

As a parent it is great to know that my child is eating nutritious and balanced meals, I am extremely happy with the choice on the menu and my child seems to be eating more and trying more food. He is definitely more adventurous now with his meals and food, I also love how the children are involved with growing their own foods and helping Tina to cook with them

What We Offer

Bunnies 0-2

yrs

Welcome to the Bunnies, our loving and bouncy under two’s, who love to explore the world and develop their senses.
‘Play is the answer to how anything new comes about’ (Jean Piaget).

Squirrels 2-3

yrs

Welcome to the Squirrels our loving and energetic two-year olds who love to push the boundaries and discover new things each day.
‘Our task regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible no one can do more’ (Loris Malaguzzi).

Hedgehogs

(Pre-Schools)

Welcome to Hedgehogs, the Whitehouse Farm Pre-school, where children challenge themselves and build on their ever growing skills.
‘A child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions he has acquired’ (Vygotsky).

Foxes

(After School)

Welcome to the foxes, our afterschool and holiday club, caring for children aged 4- 11 years.
“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.” (Lucia Capocchione)