The food served during childcare has an important role to play in the development of children and their future eating habits. At Big Ben Kids, we aim to provide a significant amount of a child’s daily nutritional requirements.
When we compose our menus, we pay attention to the variety of foods (such as vegetables, fruits, cereals, lean meat, fish, chicken and dairy), and the range of textures and tastes, which are appropriate to the developmental stages of different age groups. Parents can see the weekly menu, prepared by Moekes Maaltijd, in the parent portal or find it on the noticeboard of their location. Children are encouraged to drink water and milk throughout the day. Sweet drinks, such as juices and lemonade, are not necessary. Sweet foods, like cake, biscuits, lollies and chocolates, are not served on a regular basis.
We provide all snacks and meals your child would need when they are in our care. Two snacks and warm, healthy, homemade meals are included in our prices.
Special diets / food allergies
Some children have special dietary requirements due to food allergies, cultural background or medical conditions. Big Ben Kids works with families to ensure the specific needs of individual children are met. The childcare practitioners are always aware of every child’s food allergies and special diets. As per our allergy policy, we do not serve nuts in our childcare centres.
Relaxed mealtimes with supervision
During mealtime, the atmosphere as well as the attitude and behaviour of the childcare practitioners are important to develop healthy eating practices. Children should be relaxed and happy when they are eating. Childcare practitioners and children eat together. Big Ben Kids childcare practitioners encourage healthy eating patterns and positive attitudes towards food while also supervising safety and the children’s eating behaviour. Children are strongly influenced by others’ food preferences and eating habits.
At Big Ben Kids we support parents who wish to breastfeed their child on location by creating a quiet area where children can be breastfed before dropping or picking up.
We would love to show you around our facilities, meet your family and talk about your wishes in person. Please choose a location on the contact page to get in touch with us!