Menu and Mealtimes

At Gatley pre-school and Whalley Range pre-school we pride ourselves on the healthy and homemade menus we offer. We are dedicated to providing fresh, well balanced meals that not only look and taste great but provide lots of nourishment.

We believe a healthy start with the right diet is vital to a child’s well-being and long term health. Our snack and meal times are a social experience where independence and new skills are developed. Children sit together in their family groups with their key worker. Our team promotes healthy eating and has positive influences not only on nutrition but also in developing the attitudes children have towards food and healthy eating. The children are encouraged to help set the table in preparation for lunch and serve themselves when possible. All children are encouraged to make choices and try new foods.  Throughout the day the children have access to fresh fruit and water.

Each site has a qualified cook that uses fresh ingredients to create homemade meals all of which are carefully planned to meet each child’s individual needs and special dietary requirements.