Healthy Eating

At Buttercup Nurseries we believe that mealtimes are a social, happy time where skills can be developed and and a range of foods enjoyed!! 

We recognize the importance of a balanced diet in promoting a child's growth, development and wellbeing, and follow the current guidelines on nutrition for children 0-5 years.

We have fully trained catering staff in each of our settings, who prepare and cook measl on site, using the freshest ingredients. 

A variety of nutritionally balanced meals are offered, ensuring children have the opportunity to sample a range of dishes prepared using seasonal produce. The nursery menus are rotated on a four weekly basis, and include a weaning menu for babies.

Vegetarian and alternative options are available, individual dietary requirements are catered for as required.

 Breakfast is served daily offering cereals, toast, fresh fruit & yoghurts

Snack is served during nursery sessions and includes a variety of healthy options. Water is freely available throughout the day.

In order to promote independence and choice children are encouraged to sample a variety of foods whilst being supported by staff to serve themselves at meal and snack times.

Buttercup Nurseries, Gray Avenue has achieved Healthy Early Years Status as awarded by Durham County Council, a scheme to ensure that children and families within the nursery and the local community are supported to choose healthier lifestyle options.




Buttercup Nursery's Artist of the Month

Click the image to the right to view a larger version of November's picture of the month.

Joint Effort from Seaham