At Darling Buds, we believe it is essential to provide children with positive eating experiences to promote health and wellbeing. We also understand how difficult mealtimes can be so our highly experienced staff take extra time to encourage children to look at the long-term benefits of a healthy and balanced diet. Each and every meal and snack are prepared daily using only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients; we do not use any processed foods. We provide a range of cultural and nutritious experiences for the children.
We offer alternative meal options – from religious and cultural to allergies, intolerances and sensitivities.
Darling Buds provide a three-week menu to ensure plenty of variety. This includes breakfast, lunch and tea, along with plenty of healthy snacks. Formula milk and fresh baby puree are prepared in a dedicated kitchen in the under two years area.
Meal and Snack times provide an ideal opportunity for learning and our dedicated Nursery staff will sit with the children during these times to encourage table manners and to develop each child’s social skills.
We currently hold The Gold Standard Healthy Snack Award Plus for pre-school settings.
We have fresh drinking water and cups available for the children at all times. Water is frequently offered to children and babies and intake is monitored. In hot weather children are encouraged to drink more water to keep hydrated.
We are currently working towards a new accreditation from Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN)