A Five Star Kitchen – She did it again!

A Five Star Kitchen – She did it again!

We are delighted to announce that at the Environmental Health Inspection of our kitchen yesterday our wonderful cook, Barbara, was once again awarded the top rating of 5!

Our kitchens are inspected approximately every 18 months. We have no notice of the inspector arriving and they judge us purely on what they see on the day, so we are truly proud to have maintained the top rating at every inspection we have ever had.

You can find out more about the food hygiene rating of any business in Calderdale on the Scores on the Doors website.

The sharing of food is an important part of a child’s life and an excellent learning opportunity. At Greetland Private Day Nursery we view mealtimes as happy social events where children can learn valuable social skills alongside learning about healthy eating.

We offer healthy, balanced and nutritious meals, planned in advance and prepared by our Barbara, our cook, who takes into account the specific nutritional requirements of different ages of children.

We offer a variety of meals so that children from all backgrounds will encounter familiar meals and have the opportunity to experience new tastes.

We are experienced in meeting various dietary requirements, whether cultural or medical, and work closely with parents to ensure that we fully understand and are able to meet each individual child’s needs. The child’s Key Person is responsible for ensuring that the child’s dietary requirements are met on a daily basis.

Children eat together in their peer groups and are encouraged to make choices about their food, to serve themselves where appropriate, to eat independently using cutlery appropriate to their age and stage of development, and to wait for others to be served before they begin eating. Conversation and other social aspects of mealtimes such as learning table manners, saying please and thank you, and maintaining appropriate behaviour are encouraged.

Nursery children receive four meals over the course of the day: breakfast; a cooked, two-course lunch; afternoon snack; and a two-course tea. Practitioners are encouraged to join children at mealtimes and to act as a role model for healthy eating and table manners, to maximise possible learning opportunities that arise during the course of the meal.

Food is never used as a reward or punishment, and children are given plenty of time to eat. Although children will be encouraged to try new foods, practitioners respect the child’s right to refuse foods they do not like, and to eat quantities with which they are comfortable. This means that practitioners still offer pudding to a child even if they have not eaten all of their main meal.

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