Families from Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon were delighted to have their say at a special taste tester evening, ahead of the launch of the setting’s newest seasonal menu.
A regular feature throughout the year at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, the evening presented the opportunity for parents to try the new recipes that their children will be enjoying, as well as the chance to give their feedback and meet Nursery Chef, Paul, to ask any questions about ingredients, allergens and more.
As part of the session, parents were able to take home copies of any recipes they wanted to try and re-create at home, as well as get expert advice regarding any difficulties they may be facing with their children’s eating and tips for promoting healthier alternatives in meals.
Windmill Hill boasts two meat-free days per week, with the new menu featuring winter warmers such as a vegetable and red lentil dhansak served with rice and naan bread, as well as ‘Food for Life’ accreditation from the Soil Association, which acknowledges the use of organic ingredients, including children’s homegrown produce and salt and sugar-free food.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Kayleigh Blaylock explained;
“We are hugely proud of the food we produce in nursery so are pleased to share this process with our nursery families as a feature of our parent partnership. We are passionate about sourcing and serving balanced meals which also benefit the environment, and love playing our part in helping the children make positive and informed choices for the future.”
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