Our Day Nursery Mealtimes
Our nursery kitchen in Castleford has been recently
extended and completely re-fitted with quality commercial kitchen equipment
which ensures the highest possible standards during food preparation
and cooking. We have strict health and safety procedures and our nursery
kitchen is regularly inspected by the Local Authority to ensure we are
meeting standards and adhering to the policies and procedures given.
Our experienced nursery cook and kitchen assistant
are highly qualified in all aspects of food preparation and food safety
and have attended relevant training courses in ‘Food Hygiene',
‘Healthier Food and Special Diets' (Level 2 Award) and ‘Food
Safety and Catering'.
are provided with healthy, nutritious, appetising meals. Every meal
is cooked on site, using the freshest ingredients, including fresh fruit
Meals include a selection of cereals, wholemeal toast
with jams and fresh fruit for breakfast (served at approx 9.00a.m),
a freshly cooked hot main course with dessert at lunch time (served
at approx 11.30a.m. to 12.00 noon) and an afternoon snack of wholemeal
sandwiches, cheese, fresh fruit, crumpets, filled pitta breads etc.
(served at approx 15.30p.m).
Individual children's dietary needs can be catered
for and a vegetarian option is always available if required. Milk, water
or diluted sugar free juice is available to children throughout the
We have a 5 Star food hygeine rating and have achieved the Eatwell Award at Gold Level
We believe that meal times should be happy, social
times where children learn good table manners and develop an understanding
of the importance of healthy eating. Staff members sit with the children
to provide childcare during meal times and encourage children to develop
independence through making choices, serving their own food and drink
and feeding themselves. Our menu is varied to encourage children to
try different foods and to broaden their tastes (parents are often amazed
at what their ‘fussy eaters’ will eat when in the company of their peers
at nursery!). Our menus are on a three week rotation and are displayed
outside our nursery kitchen, on our parents’ notice board and in each
of our six care rooms.
Hedge Day Nursery Castleford is near Methley, Normanton and Pontefract.
The nursery is within easy reach of the M1 and Junction 31 of the M62
(5 minutes away) and A1 networks. The day nursery has a large, safe
parking area which provides ample parking spaces for all parents and
visitors. Our nursery location>