Food & nutrition

A healthy, balanced diet is essential if children are to have the energy to develop, learn and grow. At Advantage, we take nutrition seriously.

Balanced menus

Our experienced, award-winning chef works in partnership with a nutritionist and the nursery manager to create wholesome, healthy and balanced menus which the children love.

Our clever nutritional team fill the children’s main meals with hidden fresh vegetables, and babies are provided with pureed versions of the healthy solid foods provided for the older children.

Drinking Water is available to children all day.

Freshly prepared food

All meals are freshly prepared on site in our fully equipped kitchen, with fresh meat, fruit and vegetables sourced locally from independent suppliers.

Meal times are an important social event

We provide breakfast, a healthy mid-morning snack, lunch with pudding and a cooked tea, with vegetarians and special diets also catered for.

Our staff and children sit down and eat together, as you would at home. This promotes interaction and helps younger children learn how to self-feed.

Award winning chef

Joao won the NMT nursery chef of the year award. The award recognises exceptional ability to provide well-balanced, nutritious and delicious food, that takes into account the individual needs of children, giving special attention to allergies, sensitivities, culture and food hygiene.

The judges were particularly impressed by how he finds fun and original ways to excite the children about the food that they are eating, and the judges felt he is the kind of person who the children will remember later on in life as he can shape their eating habits for a lifetime.