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Our menu is carefully planned to meet nutritional guidelines and to provide a healthy and balanced diet for 0 – 5 year olds. It is prepared fresh each day by our own chef with high quality ingredients. The menu for children aged 1 – 5 is based on the following four food groups:

         •   starchy foods
         •   fruit and vegetables
         •   meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
         •   milk and dairy foods

Meal times at Dragonfly Day Nursery are about more than simply what our children eat. It is about the understanding of where food comes from and how we grow it.

Developing the social aspect of meal times is also important to establish good eating habits which is why our children and staff sit down together to have a ‘family-style’ meal and promote good table manners.

Children have up to three meals during their nursery day, depending upon the times they arrive and leave. Drinks and healthy snacks are also served and the older children are encouraged to help themselves from low level refreshment tables.