At Little Angels, we promote a healthy eating diet and we encourage the children to eat well. Our meals and snacks are varied to include different tastes, colours and textures of foods and all our meals are home cooked using fresh and locally sourced produce.
Our chef, Karolina, has developed 3 week rotation menus that are planned to meet the food and drink guidelines based on the "Eat Better, Start Better" guide by Children’s Food Trust for under 5's. We cater for all cultural, religious and special dietary requirements and always try to provide 'like for like" substitutes so none of the children miss out on any of the foods when possible. We use meat free alternatives which have been approved by the Vegetarian Society and a wide range of other allergen free products depending on the child's needs.
Meal times provide opportunities for children to learn about and try new foods. They are a sociable occasion and a valuable time to talk about food. The older children can get involved in helping to set tables and self serve food
when appropriate. The members of staff eat with the children to set a good example and encourage a conversation which develops social skills and good eating habits. This helps to understand which meals are popular with the children for any future menu changes and also to feedback to the parents what the child had to eat that day. We often share recipes with parents who would like to try our meals at home which are available on request.
At Little Angels we love celebrating food from all nations of the world including some of the most festive times of the year like Diwali, Chinese New Year and many other cultural events where the children can gain knowledge and understanding of other backgrounds and beliefs.
We also carry out various food activities with the children, from making and decorating biscuits to chopping and exploring fruit and vegetables and growing herbs in our garden. Children need to acquire good food habits early on that lay the foundations for a healthy future and at Little Angels we try to provide just that. We are very passionate about giving the children the best start in life by meeting the nutritional guidelines and teaching the children to eat well.
If you have any questions our chefs are always available to meet up with the parents and discuss any queries, recipes or personalise any menus for children according to their dietary needs.