Nutrition at Belmont Farm Nursery School
We know that healthy eating is vitally important for the under 5s. The early years of a child’s life really matter when it comes to lifelong health. What they eat, and the habits they develop around food when they’re young, set the pattern for the rest of their lives.
By encouraging healthy food and eating habits early on, we can encourage and steer children towards the right behaviours, setting them up for healthier futures. By providing healthy and nutritious food, we can also help young children to get the best from their days, improving concentration and helping them get more out of learning and playing opportunities.
Our commitment to early years nutrition
We want you to be confident that we at Belmont Farm Nursery School are committed to providing healthy and nutritious food and the appropriate environment for good nutrition. We have made a commitment to healthy eating in our nursery by joining the Early Years Nutrition Partnership programme, an independent social enterprise working to improve the future health outcomes of young children.
All our food is produced fresh daily on site, and we pride ourselves on using seasonal produce. We are also starting our own nursery fruit and vegetable patch, so we hope to be able to use produce from this in our food daily.
We are working with the Healthy Early Years London.
About Healthy Early Years London
Healthy Early Years London is an award scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years settings.
HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage framework that we follow here at Belmont Farm Nursery School, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing.
The Award has four levels which support practice in all Early Years settings:
First Steps- awarded in October 2020
Bronze – working towards
Silver – working towards
Gold – working towards
Getting a good start in life, building emotional resilience and getting maximum benefit from education are the most important markers for good health and wellbeing throughout life. Early Years settings can lay the foundations for lifelong health and wellbeing as they help children prepare for school.
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We appreciate how busy our parents are so we also offer parents the option to order in the morning if they would like to have a pre-prepared dinner to take home when they pick up. (please note that there are additional charges for this service)