Nursery Services

There is no doubt that establishing good eating habits early in life is beneficial to later health.  There is a wealth of research which supports this and it’s not just about the food we feed our children. Role modelling, the eating environment, cooking activities and they way we shape their relationship with food is just as crucial.

Through the provision of healthy balanced foods nurseries, childminders, nannies and early years settings have the potential to improve a child’s growth, development and potential to learn

Catherine offers a range of services to nurseries and early years’ settings including;

Staff training

Staff training packages can be tailored to suit the needs of your setting but are usually broken down into 2-3hours training sessions which can be delivered at evenings or weekends and can cover a range of topics including;

  • How to meet the recommended government guidelines for food and drink in early years settings
  • How to deal with allergies and dietary requirements in your setting
  • How to deal with fussy eating in your setting
  • Working in partnership with parents; developing a whole setting approach to healthy eating
  • Food activity classes for the children; anything from messy play with food to cooking activities

Catherine can attend your setting to deliver a range of food related games and activities with the children. Please note that Catherine has a full DBS check and will provide all the resources and materials needed for theses sessions.

Nutrition education workshops for the families

If you would like to extend nutrition knowledge and education to your families please get in touch. Catherine will be happy to deliver a workshop for your parents on any of the following topics;

  • Fussy Eating
  • Weaning
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Healthy breakfasts
  • Healthy eating for the whole family

Catherine is also a consultant nutrition professional for the Early Years Nutrition (EYN) Partnership. The EYN Partnership provides accreditation to early years settings who meet specific standards of excellence in food and nutrition. For more information or to find out how your setting can become accredited please click here