Food

Healthy children are happy children

We are working with the Healthy Early Years Partnership team to achieve our Gold Award for taking a whole setting approach to health and wellbeing, including promoting physical development, nutrition, oral health, emotional wellbeing, and safety.

The benefits of childhood nutrition are enormous; a nutritious diet provides your child with good eating habits for life, healthy skin, a healthy weight and improved behaviour.

We provide nutritionally balanced and home-cooked meals. Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group. We ensure that all of the children receive the recommended daily allowance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Our recipes are made fresh with whole foods such as whole grain pastas, rice and bread, fruit and vegetables, dark leafy greens and legumes.

We stay away from refined and processed foods. Whole foods provide the children with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they need.

We cater for all allergies, intolerances, preferences, cultural and dietary needs.

Our nursery chef

Kim, our nursery chef has been cooking at Little Monkey’s Windsor Park for over 10 years. She is passionate about providing delicious, nutritionally balanced, home-cooked food for all the children and promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.  Kim prepares all the children’s meals fresh on the premises each day, and she enjoys spending time with the children planting fruits and vegetables.  Kim runs ‘Cookery Club’ with the children where she teaches the children how to prepare the produce from their growing, and then turn it into something delicious for them to eat.