Our Cook Mill

At First Steps we encourage all our children to develop and grow through a well balanced healthy diet. We offer daily nutritious food for all the children in our care; our menus are carefully planned with the emphasis on healthy eating.

We have a fully equipped kitchen, inspected by Environmental Health Officers and a cook who works full time and cooks all the meals fresh. This allows us to be able to meet any dietary requirements and we will at all times endeavour to cook meals the same for all children regardless of what their dietary needs are so they feel included and part of the group.

Children are proactively encouraged to self serve their meals – with the help of staff when required.

Our menus change on a seasonal basis to reflect the fresh fruit and vegetables that are available. Water and milk are provided throughout the day as well as at meal times.

Children are welcomed into our nursery with smiles and cuddles and our breakfast time is a happy sociable time. As children arrive breakfast is served. Independence is encouraged and communication is rich.
Sample menu:
Monday
Breakfast - Choice of cereals, fruity toast, crumpets, pancakes, toast with a variety of toppings, seasonal fruits or yoghurts may be offered. Milk                         and water provided to drink.
Lunch -        Fish pie, choice of seasonal vegetables & hollandaise sauce/steamed fish, (dairy free)
                      Fresh Fruit Salad

Tea -          French bread, with a choice of toppings, tuna, ham, cheese, chopped mixed peppers

                     Babies under 1 – Jacket potatoes & grated cheese

                     Mixed berries smoothie & homemade shortbread

Children are encouraged and supported to serve themselves at meal times.