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Childminding Service for 0 - 15 year old's

Sample Menu

While some parents prefer to provide meals for their children - meals can be provided for them.

Please keep us up-to-date with dietary requirements, allergies, etc.

We will encourage healthy eating habits, taking into consideration the '5-a-day' guidelines. 

We limit processed foods and foods/drinks with high fat, sugar and/or salt content. We are also aware that foods/drinks contain additives that can cause health problems for young children, so we limit those as much as possible.

Sometimes children may try to skip dinner and go straight to pudding.... We encourage them to eat healthy meals and will ask them to eat their dinner/sandwiches first. If that is unsuccessful they will be offered a healthy dessert choice i.e. yoghurt and fruit (NOT biscuits, cake, jelly &/or ice-cream) We do not give chocolates or sweets as part of a meal - unless it is a special occasion.

Children are encouraged to 'try' foods they are not familiar with, before it is taken away.

PLEASE KEEP US UP TO DATE WITH DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES.

Thank you.

Light refreshments are provided during the course of the day, free of charge.

For example:

Fresh, dried or canned fruit;

Vegetable sticks;

Fruit/Cereal bar;

Rice cakes; bread sticks, crackers, with cheese or ham

DRINKS

It is not necessary to provide your child with a drink, but if you do - this will be given to them at snack/meal times when they are seated at a table. This prevents soft furnishings, toys and floors getting sticky from spillages, dribbling etc.

What we provide...

Fresh water is always available.

Fruit juice (diluted for children under 5 years)

Milk..

Preschoolers will be given numbered water bottles.

Older children are encouraged to help themselves to water, fruit juice or squash.

Other drinks will be served at snack/meal times only.

Breakfast = £1.00

Cereal with milk

toast/waffle/pancake with cheese spread/marmite/jam.

egg, bacon

Fruit

yoghurt.

Hot chocolate, milk, fruit juice or water.

Lunch/Dinner = £2.00

Vegetarian Shepherds pie/fisherman's pie/Cottage pie

Cheesy vegetable/tuna pasta bake

Spicy vegetable/chicken casserole with rice

Vegetarian sausages/burgers/fish fingers with mashed potato and baked beans or mixed vegetables

Pasty/sausage roll/hotdog/burger, with salad

Savoury sandwich, cheese string, carrot/cucumber sticks

Baked beans/spaghetti hoops/ravioli/scrambled egg on toast

Desserts: Fresh/tinned/dried fruit

Fruit jelly/fruit pie - with custard, or ice cream

Creamed Rice/macaroni/sago/semolina pudding

Cake/pastry /cereal bar/biscuit

Yoghurt / fruit puree /smoothie        

** A NOTE ABOUT SWEETS & CHOCOLATE **

We would only provide these treats for special occasions, birthdats etc. (now and then)

Please speak to us if your child has any special dietary requirements or if you would like to send treats for children to share.

No fizzy drinks. Thank you.

Please be aware that we do not give fizzy drinks or squash to children under 5 years old.

 IF YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR CHILDS MEALS -

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING.....   

  • Children tend to ignore or refuse the healthy food available, if they know you have put 'yummies' in for them.
  • It may cause jealousy amongst other children who will feel it is unfair that one child is allowed them, whilst they are not.
  • It is simpler to have a no sweets rule - unless prior arrangement made for a special occasion, when everyone will share (and after they have eaten their meal)
  • please dont be offended, if these treats are left in lunchboxes for your child to eat when they are with you instead.
!! ABSOLUTELY NO CHEWING GUM or BUBBLE GUM ALLOWED !!
* NO EXCEPTIONS *

- SORRY -

Thank you for understanding