There was cause for celebration at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as delighted colleagues and children received an ‘Eat Well, Start Well’ award, following a new scheme developed by Surrey Public Health.
The accolade, which has been awarded to the Knowle Green nursery, celebrates local Early Years Settings that provide healthy and nutritious meals to the children in their care. For the setting, this includes the use of ethically sourced ingredients; including the children’s home-grown produce and salt and sugar-free food, as well as the use of suppliers committed to environmentally friendly and ethical production.
Teachings at Knowle Green also emphasise the importance of healthy eating and lifestyles, with colourful displays in each age-appropriate room to support these messages, as well as daily activities which include celebrating diversity in marking cultural festivals with traditional ingredients and growing herbs and vegetables in the garden outside, where children also learn key maths, science and conservation skills.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Manager, Jen Ralphs explained;
“We are absolutely thrilled to have received this award and I couldn’t be prouder of my colleagues who have made this happen, especially our talented Nursery Chef, Carol Nevitt and Team Leader, Hannah Willis who carried out the awards consultation. We have amazing feedback from our parents, who are always welcome to approach us with tips and advice for healthy eating at home, and it’s wonderful to know how much the children are enjoying the meals they are served.”
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200