Here at Hazey Dayz Childminding I believe that a good balanced diet is vital for children to develop healthily, along with fresh air and regular exercise. It is also very important that what they are provided for lunch is something which the child will eat and enjoy. Therefor I ask that parents provide your child with a lunchtime meal, you know your child best and this also helps with any dietary requirements your child may have. If you know your child won’t eat bread for example, don’t send it.
If for any reason you forget to provide your child with a lunch I will be happy to provide one for your child (at a small cost of £3.00) once they have been weaned. I work with parents to find out each child’s likes and dislikes and dietary requirements.
Children are encouraged to help with the preparation of food and meals age appropriate for example setting the table.
If your child arrives early and you would like them to have breakfast here, that is not a problem, again we would ask you to provide their breakfast and they can eat it here giving them a good start to their day.
I believe an evening meal is an important part of a child’s day and where possible should be enjoyed with their parents at home.
A morning and afternoon snack are provided for all children along with fresh drinking water throughout the day. I offer a range of snacks from fresh fruit, bread-sticks, crackers and cheese, toast with spread etc.
*Please Note* I am not registered as a food business and therefor when the health inspector came, I was informed that I cannot use the oven or hob to cook food for children, I am able to warm things up in the microwave but where possible I would prefer for your child to have a cold lunch.
We now receive FREE milk from McQueen’s dairies, with a fresh delivery Tuesday and Friday morning, so each child is offered a drink of milk through the day.
Did you know? It is safe to give cow’s milk to children after they’re 1 year old. A child who is 1 or 2 years old should only drink whole milk. This is because the fat in whole milk is needed for your child’s developing brain. After 2 years old, children can drink low-fat milk or even skim milk if they are overweight.