The Food provision at Beech 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, Nikki, 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 Total Produce in Hereford. Total Produce has long-standing links with the region’s best growers.
Our milk and dairy products are delivered by Bartonsham Dairy: we can see the cows across the river from our Nursery!
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 Nikki 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.
Nikki Legge and Leanne Simms
Nikki Legge is our Cook at Beech House, supported by Leanne Simms, our Head Cook for the Woodlands Nursery Group.
Leanne worked for three years at Beech House, before taking the reins over the two Nurseries, and helps Nikki to create scrumptious, exciting and varied meals, as well as producing all the food for The Woodlands Kitchen.