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