Children at Wrexham Nursery have a green thumb when they learn about the food cycle
The kids at Wrexham Nursery learned about the food cycle – and that not everything comes from the local supermarket!
Mother Goose Nursery in Penley worked hard to secure her Tiny Tums Award – awarded for careful menu planning for children one to four years old.
Staff continue to look for ways to educate children on the importance of a good, healthy, balanced diet, while ensuring they are familiar with exercise through play as part of the Healthy Pre-Schools program.
Mother Goose Nursery has an in-house cook, Sue Ellison, who ensures that all food provided by the nursery is of high quality and meets all of the children’s dietary needs.
Sue makes sure that, if possible, she can get all the food the nursery gets locally.
The kids even help out by planting and gardening to see what can grow to use on nursery menus throughout the year.
Sarah Love, Mother Goose Nursery Manager, said: “The kids are having so much fun and learning from masses by planting the fruits and vegetables we grow in our nursery – many ask if the strawberries are ready every day.
“It also gives them a sense of pride when they eat what they have grown, telling other children that they have planted and watering them to grow so that we can eat,” she says.
She explains how the Nursey works on a three week menu with each set of menus changed over the different seasons.
Ms Love continued, “We ask the kids what they would like to eat and reintroduce it to our menu – we’ve had a lot of weird requests! And we have to explain that maybe they are not tasty and nice together! ”
Sue and the nursery staff also enjoy baking with the children and making nursery tea with them.
“As a nursery, we want to show them from an early age that cooking is fun and plays an important role in life in what we eat and put in our bodies to stay fit and healthy,” says Sue. .
“Mother Goose Nursery is committed to ensuring that we are always serving high quality foods to our children and that we are very happy to know that the children in our care are receiving a balanced diet when they come to. the crib.
“We educate them for the future.”
For more information on Mother Goose Nursery, visit http://www.mothergoosenursery.org.uk/ or call 01948 830003.