We believe that meal times are a valuable learning opportunity for children. Children work with each other to set the table and prepare drinks, and by eating alongside one another and the staff they develop a sound understanding of good table manners.
Lunch is prepared on-site daily from fresh ingredients. Our in-house caterers have developed a fantastic vegetarian menu that runs on a minimum four-week cycle, so as to avoid the same meals being repeated too often. On occasions they children are invited into the kitchen to assist with some of the preparation.
After lunch the children will clear up after themselves, carrying their own plates and cutlery over to the tray ready for washing up. It’s wonderful to observe how quickly they develop independence at meal times and at least one parent reported that their daughter gets most upset at home if she’s not allowed to clear away her own dinner things!