Diet and Nutrition
Here at Bright Horizons we love having our nurseries full of happy, healthy, children bursting with energy and vitality...and we believe that the quality of the food we serve has an essential part to play.
We are committed to serving healthy, balanced and nutritious foods that give your child all of the energy they need for a busy day of play, learning and development.
Menus are carefully planned and freshly prepared by our chefs, in consultation with nutritionists, and a daily menu is displayed at nurseries. In addition to a balanced lunch, our children also tuck into a morning snack, afternoon tea, and in some nurseries we also provide breakfast.
We make every effort to make mealtimes fun and an opportunity to learn - meals are served family style so that children quickly grasp key skills and food etiquette – setting the table, serving themselves, sharing conversation and clearing away afterwards.
Bright Horizons believe in educating children about food to encourage them to make healthy food choices for themselves. Through initiatives like our Gardening Club and Cookery Club, we introduce little ones to growing and eating a wide variety of foods, and we encourage parents to get involved in cooking activities at home and in the nursery.
If your child has any special dietary needs based on medical/allergy conditions, religious, or cultural requirements, just let us know and your Nursery Manager will be happy to discuss this with you.
“Thank you for all the lovely meals and birthday cakes you cook. My son loves your cooking! He announced recently that you guys ‘make the best roast dinners in the world’ Mummy and Nanny were a bit miffed that ours did not rank so highly but it is great to know that he enjoys the food so much”. Parent, Bright Horizons Nursery