Meals and nutrition at The Corner House Day Nursery


We believe that it is essential that children understand the importance of eating healthily and looking after themselves. We do this through everyday practice. Children wash their hands before eating and children’s teeth are cleaned after meals, older children are encouraged to clean their own teeth under supervision.

Our Policies and Procedures ensure that the health and safety of the children are paramount at all times.


Meals are cooked daily on the nursery premises using fresh fruit and vegetables by our chef and provide a healthy and nutritious diet for the children. We have a policy of no added salt and minimal sugar. Our menus are nutritionally balanced and are based on a three week rotating menu.

Special diets can be catered for as well as weaning foods. A sample menu can be viewed by clicking on this link. Breakfast, lunch and tea can all be provided and catered for.

Snack times

Milk, fruit juice or water plus fresh fruit, dried fruit or fromage frais are a sample of what is offered to the children at snack time.

Water is available at all times and the children are encouraged to drink regularly. Each child has their own recognisable beaker with their name on.

Babies bring in their own bottle feeds or weaning foods made up at home or the nursery can provide this in close consultation with the parents.