Healthy Living and Nutrition

We fully understand the importance of promoting healthy living, we offer a healthy and nutritious two week rolling menu which adds variety along with ensuring your child is offered the recommended quantities of all the food groups on a daily basis.  Below is a daily timetable of the meals provided. (Menus are available from Reception- please speak to Kerry or Karly for more information.)

  • Breakfast is served between 7.30am - 8.30am - Cereals, Toast, Fruit, Yoghurt.
  • Mid Morning snack is served between 10.00am - 10.30am - Fruit or healthy alternative, food from around the world.
  • Lunch is served at 12.30pm - Our lunchtime hot dinners are provided by The Deanes School kitchen, they are nutritious and varied meals.
  • Mid Afternoon snack is served between 2.45pm - 3.15pm - Fruit or healthy alternative, food from around the world.
  • Tea is served at 4.30pm - This is prepared within the Nursery.

Any special dietary needs are catered for with each meal, The Deanes School is updated weekly with our different special dietary requests.

All children have access to drinking water at all times throughout each day, at Snack times the children are able to have the choice of milk or water. 

We teach the children about the importance of healthy eating and living through projects and activities.  The children have access to outdoor environment in all seasons.  Our Squirrels and Badgers rooms have adopted the free flow concept, so that the garden is accessible through children's choice at most times throughout each day.

As part of promoting a healthy lifestyle, we encourage all children to adopt healthy habits, these include washing hands before and after meal times, after they have been to the toilet or had a nappy change and after all creative activities. Our Badgers gain a growing understanding of the importance and benefits of fresh air and physical activities.