Our nursery is organic, and is the sister Nursery to First Learning in Shepperton which was the first Organic Nursery in the UK. By Organic we mean that every ingredient of every meal is organically sourced and we are committed to providing the children with only organic produce, sourced where possible, from local farms, and suppliers who have been certified by the Soil Association. Fish is line caught or wild.
Our nursery and entire operation is inspected by the soil association on an annual basis.
Our menus change weekly and seasonally and include a wide variety of foods to ensure a balance of nutrients and a range of textures and colours to make the children’s mealtimes interesting and enjoyable. In addition, our menus are approved by the British Nutritional Society. This means that you can rest assured that your child is getting a healthy and balanced diet – additive free with NO genetically modified ingredients.
Mealtimes provide the ideal opportunity to promote children’s social development while enjoying the tasty and tempting dishes. Children are encouraged to make healthy choices and be adventurous in sampling new foods. We always use suppliers and shops which are as local as possible to the nursery and all dishes are made fresh every day in the nursery kitchen by our full-time chef – even the ice cream and biscuits are homemade! The food choices are not only irresistible, but also carefully planned to suit every child’s palate and nutritionally-balanced by our nutritional team and approved by the British Nutritional Foundation. Food culture and routine is a very important part of nursery life at The Vineyard Organic Day Nursery and a major contributor to ensuring a healthy life balance and choices as children get older.