The Food provision at Oak House Nursery School is a true passion.
We firmly believe that if we give the children in our care only the best, most wholesome meals, snacks and drinks while they are with us, that this will hugely benefit their overall holistic wellbeing.
Throughout the day, children enjoy nutritious snacks and healthy meals together in a relaxed and happy atmosphere which encourages them to try new tastes and textures and develop a healthy appetite and positive attitude to food.
Our fantastic Cook, Leanne, creates meals with no packets, no artificial colourings, no flavourings, no preservatives, no additives, no sugar or salt, with the aim to future-proof the health and wellbeing of the children in our care.
Our Cookery School allows the children to follow recipes and create yummy food to either have during the day with snack, or to take home.
LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE
Our meat comes from renowned butchers Neil Powell the Butchers. We have a close relationship, with meat delivered by their fabulous butchers several times a week, and bespoke sausage meat created SOLELY for our nurseries, to ensure we are giving children the purest meat we can.
Our Fruit and Vegetables are delivered by both John Lewis Fine Foods based in Ross-on-Wye, and Total Produce in Hereford, both of whom have long-standing links with the region’s best growers.
Our Milk is delivered by Great Trewen milk shed, fresh from their diary herd in Llnagrove, Ross-on-Wye.
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
We extend this love for food to our Parents, with Welcome Meetings, food information evenings and parents liaison meetings in which we meet with Parents to explain WHY we offer the foods we do.
We’ve taken this even further, by introducing our range of frozen ready-meals for our Parents, so that they – and their families – can enjoy this same level of uncompromising quality at home.
We are delighted to hold the top Food Hygiene rating of 5 Stars from the Food Standards Agency – to see more, click here to visit its website.
ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
A number of the children in our care suffer from food allergies or intolerances, and that’s one of the great things about having Leanne on site – she can amend our meals to make sure every child has the right meal for them.
Should your child need some element of their diet supported, just have a chat with your Room Leader.
Leanne is Head Cook for the Woodlands Nursery Group, based in Oak House but always there to support Nikki, the Cook at Beech House.
Leanne worked at Beech House for three years before taking the reins over the two nurseries, and creates the exciting menus you see at both settings, as well as cooking all The Woodlands Kitchen meals for our families.