Where does our food come from? This is an important part of the learning programme at the Kids adVentures nurseries. Nutrition and food quality are something that we take very seriously, that’s why we employ dedicated chefs who cook everything homemade utilising healthy techniques and sneaking in vegetables and fruit wherever possible
We are very grateful to Grandad Bloom, a much loved figure at out Prestwich nursery who once again visited us last week to talk about the vegetable harvest. He brought with him some beautiful carrots and potatoes which he had grown. We buried them in our nursery garden and Grandad Bloom helped the children to discover, dig up and harvest the vegetables. Everyone got involved and had a great time.
We then had a discussion with the children around what we could do with the vegetables and our chef, Shelly put together a cottage pie which everyone enjoyed.
This is a lovely example of the wider families of our children getting involved in what we do and we truly welcome it. It was fantastic to see the children listening to and learning from Grandad Bloom.
We hold the Golden Apple Award at both of our nurseries in Prestwich and in Radcliffe and this certifies that we care about nutrition and teeth health. Utilising fresh fruit and vegetables and ensuring we keep sugar to a minimum is all part of this.
We make our recipes, which change every week, available to parents, so if there’s a particular favourite in your household do ask and we will share with you.
This week at Kids adVentures Radcliffe we are having a big focus on farm animals. We’ll be looking at all the different types of animals, there place on the farm and the noises they make. We will be doing all sorts of different crafts around animal making and trying out different skills and techniques.
We will be focusing on the noises that animals make and using musical instruments too. We’ll be doing exercise around animal movements and pretending to be animals and we’ll be outside using the tunnels and obstacles as part of the activities.
There will be lots of singing, focusing on animal songs. We have a new child in the nursery who is from Poland and singing songs is really helping his language development. Therefore we’re singing a lot more songs at the moment – this creates a lovely atmosphere for all the children.
In the baby room, we have lot of sensory play planned for the week ahead including sounds and touch, using different textures, music and instruments as added stimulation.
Rea, our in-house chef has got a lovely menu planned for this week:
Monday – Beef Strogonoff with rice followed by Eton Mess
Tuesday – Moussaka followed by Fruit kebabs, the children will be helping to chop the vegetables nice and small for the moussaka.
Wednesday – Cheese and Leek Burgers followed by Victoria Sponge
Thursday – Fish Pie and Vegetables followed by Golden Syrup Cake
Friday – Carbonara with Garlic Bread followed by Yoghurt