At Monkey Puzzle day nursery we strongly believe that a healthy, balanced diet is essential for growth and development in under 5’s. This prompted us to consult with a paediatric nutritionist to formulate a menu that will help give your child the best start in life.
Where possible, all our food is organic and has won The Healthy Eating Under 5’s Award. We always provide fresh, balanced meals to the children at each meal time with a choice of fresh fruit at snack times.
At Monkey Puzzle Maidenhead our aim is to provide healthy and nutritional meals to our children.
We try to choose a variety of different foods from each of the food groups to help children get the wide range of nutrients their body needs to stay healthy.
Health Body, Healthy Mind
We offer 3 meals throughout the day and a mid morning and afternoon snack. All the energy your child will need to be active and engaged throughout their day of learning. Meal times are also a learning experience entirely, from the fine motor development of using knives and forks, to awareness of good manners and politeness. Meal times are fun for all and a great opportunity for nursery practitioners to bond with your child. They are sociable learning opportunities, where we teach children about good manners, different foods and how to feed themselves independently.
Our menus have been devised by a nutritionist and aim to provide fresh balanced meals comprised of organic ingredients, where possible, to all children at each meal or snack time. We also cater for specific dietary requirements.
If you are in search of any advice regarding pediatric nutrition we recommend the website Nutritionist Resource. Click the image to the right to access some great information, resources and expert knowledge on a range of topics and events.
The most important meal of the day! Breakfast is served in the morning, cereals (non-sugared) and toast with dairy free margarine is served.
Here a selection of fresh fruits are served to give your children a healthy boost. A choice of milk or water is served.
The Lunch and Tea menus offer two hot meals every day, with each day carefully crafted to provide a balance of the recommended food groups in your child’s diet. The recipe for each dish is carefully conceived to encourage a diverse palette of tastes, whilst teaching about the different food groups, origins of ingredients and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Our Menus are devised with the help of a nutritionist to ensure that they contain a healthy balance of all the vitamins and nutrients, which help aid healthy growth and development in young children. The Food Standards Agencies “Eat Well Plate” is a good guide on portion sizes for young children.
Read more about Eat Well Guide here.
Copies of our four-week menus and recipes are available at the nursery. Please ask our manager for a copy.
If your child has any specific dietary requirements or you want further information simply get in touch