Meals at Riverside
All ‘Little Tum’s menus are checked and verified under the ‘Healthy Choice Award Scheme’ which is specially aimed to provide children of nursery school age with a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. Little Tums is proud to hold the gold award.
Particular attention is paid to our younger babies who are starting on their weaning journey. For us it is important to have a close partnership with parents to monitor the baby’s responses to the different foods offered to them.
Mealtimes are a relaxed and social time in the nursery enjoyed as a family grouping of both staff and children sharing food and demonstrating good social skills and etiquette.
Children are offered milk and water to drink and can access water throughout the day. Older children are encouraged to manage their snack time themselves to develop confidence, independence, and choice.
We try, as far as possible, to be mindful of ethical and environmental issues in our purchases and try to purchase organic and fairly-traded products.
We have an extensive menu for children, which operates on a three-week cycle.
Take a look at the sample menu below.