At Over The Rainbow Day Nursery meals are prepared and cooked daily onsite by our experienced chefs in our open plan kitchen using only the freshest and finest ingredients. All our meals are carefully planned to provide optimum nutrition and to meet the individual dietary needs of each child.
We believe that meal times are great opportunities to develop social skills and good manners, as well as an opportunity to introduce children to new taste experiences. Staff and children eat together and share in the laying and clearing of the dining tables. We believe that this shared experience helps build a sense of responsibility and self-confidence in the children, it also helps to reinforce our "home from home" atmosphere.
In addition in our pre-school room, we operate a rolling snack to enable the children to gain independence and choose when they would like to eat their snack and also what they would like to eat.
Please note that we have a strict NO NUTS policy throughout the nursery
Our meal times are as follows:-
Breakfast – 08:45am
Morning Snack – 10:30am (variable for pre-school children)
Lunch – 11:30am for babies and 12:15 for pre-school
Afternoon Snack – 14:30
Tea – 16:30
Water is available throughout the day. Milk is provided as a refreshment with Morning snack and afternoon snack.
Please find details of a 4 week rolling menu below:-
Menu - Week 1
Menu - Week 2
Menu - Week 3
Menu - Week 4