Healthy Little Lifestyles

image of cook in Keele Hall We all know that the promotion of health and well-being in the early years of a child’s life lays the foundation of their long term development.  It is through good practice in  areas such as nutrition, learning about the importance of physical exercise, personal hygiene, enjoying fresh air and drinking water regularly, that Keele University Day Nursery fosters the early development of healthy habits in all our children.

It’s all in the eating!

New and exciting menus are carefully planned and prepared for our children by Keele’s award-winning chefs.

Delivered fresh to the Nursery each day from the Keele Hall kitchen, our meals aim to develop children’s taste buds offering a balanced diet and a range of food which is low in salt, to suit a wide range of tastes, cultures and dietary requirements. All served to look appealing on the plate as soon as those eager little hands are washed! 

But our chefs can often be sneaky by hiding fresh vegetables in tasty dishes such as cottage pie and lasagne and serving different fruits disguised as snacks … that all important energy boost for the next climb to the top of the slide, the walk through the beautiful campus woodland and the ‘Movement to Music’ mini workshop … another drink of water please!

You can download our Day Nursery Menu to get a better idea.

This is a sample of the Klubhouse menu:

image of leeks

Day 1: Please choose

Jacket Potato with a choice of: baked beans / cheese / tuna, served with side salad

Sandwich with a choice of: wholemeal or white bread and ham/cheese/egg mayo/tuna mayo served with side salad and crisps

Fresh Fruit

 

Day 2: Please choose

Fish fingers with mash and beans

Lentil & vegetable bolognaise

Sandwich with a choice of: wholemeal or white bread and ham/cheese/egg mayo/tuna mayo served with side salad and crisps

Jam Tart & Custard

 leeks and carrots being chopped image

Day 3: Please choose

NB: no hot choice food as possible picnic day

Tortilla Wrap/Sandwiches - please circle the choices

Sandwich with a choice of: wholemeal or white bread and ham/cheese/egg mayo/tuna mayo served with side salad and crisps

Yoghurt

  girl with toast

Day 4: Please choose

Turkey Dinner with Roast Potatoes and Veg

Vegetable Lasagne

Sandwich with a choice of: wholemeal or white bread and ham/cheese/egg mayo/tuna mayo served with side salad and crisps

Apple Pie and Custard

 

Day 5: Please choose

Pork dinner with mashed potatoes and veg

Vegetarian sausage with mashed potato and veg

Sandwich with a choice of: wholemeal or white bread and ham/cheese/egg mayo/tuna mayo served with side salad and crisps

Ice-Cream

 

The menu varies depending on the time of year and activities planned for the sessions. If you would like to request the latest Activities and Menu schedule for the Klubhouse, please contact us with your request.

Children have an awareness of the importance of being healthy. They enjoy drinks of water after their physical play and talk about being healthy and fit. Children are provided with a balanced diet and enjoy eating fruit for snack times.
Ofsted: July 2012