First Day Nursery Hackney is a NUTS & EGG FREE nursery.
We prioritise children's physical growth by providing healthy meals that nourish them with the nutrients to develop, learn and grow.
Zebedees is the Eat Better Start Better accredited catering company that we are now happy to be in partnership with. The food provided is healthy, nutritious, balanced and freshly cooked and delivered just before noon. Zebedees have been given the highest Food Hygiene Rating by the Food Standards Agency.
We have a kitchen lead who serves all children's dietary needs, allergies, cultural/ religious and preferred food requests- such as Halal food and vegetarian options.
Your child’s meals include:
- Mid-morning snack
- Nutritious lunch with dessert
- Afternoon snack
- Evening meal (Tea)
Fresh fruit and water are available throughout the day.
For more information about Zebedees, please see the below link for their website;
At First Day Nursery Hackney we support children in establishing Healthy Eating Habits: We understand introducing children to sugar-free meals at a young age can help establish a foundation of healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. They learn to appreciate the natural flavors of foods and develop a preference for nutrient-dense options.
We aim to provide a healthy nutritious meal that has numerous benefits for the growth, development and overall wellbeing of our children.
Promoting Oral Health
As part of our ethos, we model healthy mealtime routines, have discussions on where our food comes from, promote positive eating habits and highlight the importance of oral health in young children.
First Day Nursery Hackney works with parents to promote oral health and create oral health awareness for the children in our care.
We emphasise the importance of oral health by providing children with activities related to dental matters and supporting and reinforcing good dental and nutritional behaviours for children.
We have established a healthy menu to allow children to discuss the importance of healthy eating during mealtime.
We aim to support children to be aware of what good oral health means – and help them and their parents to understand the importance of cleaning their teeth with toothpaste.
We support children to brush their teeth after meals.