There’s unlimited water and milk all day long which is easy for the children to get to. This makes sure they stay well hydrated, especially when they’ve been busy.
During years 0-5, young children experience huge growth spurts. This needs to be supported by opportunities for rest and sleep. Research shows that when children take daytime naps, their brains are more active than when they’re awake. This is a processing time and helps children cope with stress, anxiety and improves their well being.
A tired child is an unhappy child! So here at Manor House Nursery we ensure that we listen to the voices of our children and enable them to sleep when necessary. To us it’s vital that children have this crucial naptime. Food is important too; so every day we provide healthy meals and snacks. Read more about this under ‘Nutrition’.
So, we supply freshly prepared breakfast and tea, fresh fruit is included every day and available for children to prepare as part of their morning and afternoon snacks.
Lunchtimes, there’s a choice. Lunch is either a nutritious packed-lunch supplied by parents and carers, or a hot lunch ordered direct by parents from the local, and award winning, ‘Curiously Kentish’. This is a delicatessen and outside-catering business in Minnis Bay, owned and run by Chef Jason Freedman. He prides himself on locally sourced produce, making nutritious and extremely delicious food daily for our children and babies. Also, it’s amazing to see, that by eating together as one big family at meal times, children get a sense of belonging, encouraging them to try new foods, develop good manners and to start chatting, helping even the fussiest of eaters!