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Nutrition

We believe meals and snack times are an opportunity for discovery, social interaction, learning… and fun! Mealtimes show children the value of enjoying food among friends and help them acquire healthy habits and lifelong skills. Our food-tasting sessions are a tasty way to discover new sensations.

Our varied menus have been created by a nutritionalist and provide balanced, high quality meals that children love to eat

Mealtimes take place under the watchful care of our staff so they become part of your child’s learning experience. Our caring staff help children to develop good manners, learn about hygiene and pick up essential life skills such as using cutlery. At Elephant Moon we’re passionate about healthy eating and promoting the value of a balanced diet. Parents can be reassured their children are offered their five-a-day through our meals and snacks while fresh water is available through the day so children stay hydrated.

We believe in delivering quality in everything we do. Our varied menus have been created by a nutritionist and provide balanced, high quality meals that our children love to eat. We’re proud that the Cheltenham day nursery has consistently been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5/5 from Gloucestershire County Council – the highest standard achievable.

All food is prepared freshly on the premises in our dedicated nursery kitchen by our in-house professional nursery cook. Our delicious, balanced meals contain organic fruit and vegetables as well as free-range meat (wherever possible).

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Typical menus

A choice of non-sugared cereals, milk and wholemeal toast are offered for breakfast. For lunch we always serve a freshly cooked, balanced hot meal accompanied by fresh vegetables. Our delicious puddings are always popular and include tasty treats such as apple crumble and freshly baked rice pudding – all made on the premises.

We ensure children are always offered their five-a-day. A choice of fresh and dried fruit is available at snack times, morning and afternoon; other snack options include breadsticks or rice cakes. We are more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements too. Babies are offered fresh organic fruit and vegetable puree during early weaning stages before moving on to the healthy nursery menu in pureed form.

Milk and water are offered to the children at every meal and snack time; fresh, water is always available throughout the day.

If you have any questions we’d be happy to answer them.

Please contact the Cheltenham Day Nursery on 01242 577779