Our Day

At Lesley's all food and drink are provided with the exception of formula milk and any special dietary food (eg. gluten free bread.) I will endeavour to work with parents to meet dietary requirements, just tell me what your child needs. Fussy eaters are always encouraged to have at least have a try at different foods.

Sample Menu

Breakfast

Toast and a healthy topping such as banana, cheese or beans or a choice of healthy cereal such as porridge with fruit with a choice of fruit juice, water or milk to drink. 

Snacks

Choice of fruit and /or toast, crumpets, fruit bread with a drink. If we have done a baking activity, or when we attend toddler group, a snack may be a biscuit or cake. I often include children in the preparation of snacks and in the Summer, fruit ice lollies are always very popular.

Lunch

Sandwiches (cheese, turkey/chicken, tuna, jam), carrot sticks, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, cheese. Beans or cheese on toast. Jacket potatoes/ homemade soup with crusty bread. Simple pasta meals are always popular too. For dessert, I usually offer Fruit or yoghurt.

Tea

Simple home made pasta, rice dishes, or a baked potato with fish, chicken, cheese or meat and fresh vegetables to accompany them.

Food for weaning and babies:

I am of the opinion that fresh food pureed appropriately is better than packets and jars of baby food so I am happy to prepare meals suitable for weaning children and babies but will re-heat food provided by parents if preferred.

Drinks

There will be fresh drinking water available at all times. I will also offer milk.

Special occasions

We celebrate special days throughout the year such as Pancake Day with pancakes;  Easter, with our much loved Easter Egg hunts, and of course all of the children’s own birthdays' with a Birthday Cake and a party on the actual day, or the nearest week-day to it.

To give you an idea, this is an example of our a typical day at Lesley's 

 

08:00 – 09:00 - Arrival of children, breakfast if required & free play

 09:00 – 11.30 – Wednesday and Friday- Toddler group- At the present time all toddler groups are on hold, hopefully, it won't be long before we can start to attend these again.

11:30- 12:00- Walk home, taking time to listen to traffic, birds etc, walk on low walls etc.

 

On other days: 09:00 - 10:00 - Free play with continuous provision including outdoor play

 

10:00 - 10:20 - Mid morning snack if required by children

 10:20 – 10-40- Story time and singing time

10:20 - 12:00 - EYFS/Development related activity.

 12:00 - 13:00 - Lunchtime

 13:00 - 14:00 - Sleep time/Quiet time, i.e. story time or tv time.

 14:00 - 14:20 - snack if required by children

14:20 – 15.30 Topic related activity.

 15:30 - 17:30 – Tea if required,  Indoor/Outdoor play, collection time.

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