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, as well as a side serving of different vegetables. Babies are provided with pureed versions of the healthy solid foods provided for the older children for lunch and their own dedicated menu for tea.

Drinking Water is available to children all day.

Nourishing delicious meals

Breakfast is provided and includes a selection of cereals, toasts, and milk or water to drink, a healthy mid-morning fruit, a cooked lunch with pudding and tea.

Vegetarians and special diets are also catered for. We are a nut free environment.

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

Children are encouraged to self-serve from dishes on their table. Our staff and children sit down and eat together, as you would at home. This promotes interaction and helps younger children learn how to feed themselves.

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.

Joao’s Recipes

You have told us how much your children love the food at nursery. Why not enjoy some of the favourites at home too? You can find some of Joao’s recipe on our Facebook page.