We place great importance on the food we serve to the children: breakfast, lunch, tea, as well as two substantial snacks. Mealtimes are a chance to learn social skills by eating together, as well as providing energy for the next activity. As soon as a child is able to sit up, they join the others at the table.
All the meals are cooked from scratch and we really do sit down and eat as a ‘family’. We cater for allergies, and religious and personal preferences, and we have a five star rating for our food hygiene from the Environmental Health team in Bracknell. It’s the highest level there is. In 2016, Teepee achieved the Children’s Food Trust Outstanding Award. At the time, we became one of only 20 nurseries in Berkshire to have this rating. Adam Starkey, Chair of the Children’s Food Trust, said: “The Children’s Food Trust exists to protect every child’s right to eat better and so, to do better. Teepee Day Nursery sets a great example. Congratulations to the whole team.”