Food for all of our children is freshly prepared daily on the premises by our own chefs who ensure our meals are low in fat and salt. We do not serve sugary puddings at our nurseries, and instead serve fresh fruits, yoghurt and homemade cakes with no added sugar. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and we will cater for other special dietary requirements, which we will be happy to discuss with you. Parents are asked to provide bottles with formula or breast milk for children who require them. These will be stored at the correct temperature in the baby room refrigerator.
At Ladybird, our positive approach to healthy food and sociable mealtimes encourages healthy little minds and bodies. The dishes prepared offer a mix of familiar foods and encourage children to explore and experience new textures, sensations and flavours from around the world. Our chefs sometimes also use the herbs and produce grown by the children themselves in the garden. Children are encouraged to self-serve their meals where possible, encouraging them to manage their own needs. Our staff ensure to actively teach the importance of a balanced lifestyle and healthy eating by explaining to the children what they are eating, and by getting them involved in cooking activities.