Mealtimes are a special time of day and should be an enjoyable social occasion. At Blackberries we bring all groups together at meal times where possible to create a family atmosphere around the table. Children sit in small groups with one of our staff who leads by example; encouraging them to try new things, helping to serve and initiating conversation. Children have a natural curiosity, which we extend to food, introducing new flavours and textures to smell and taste.
Our home made meals are cooked daily on site by our qualified chef and take children's special dietary needs into account.
Blackberries healthy eating policy promotes our home cooked menus and defines our procedures in maintaining excellent food safety standards for children and staff. Healthy minds, healthy bodies, healthy appetites. If your child comes to us every day, then the majority of meals they eat during the week will be provided by us, so it’s a responsibility we take particularly seriously. Bad food habits can start early, and can cause on-going problems, so we make sure our children are offered a wide variety of flavours from menus that are certified as nutritionally balanced.
Our freshly prepared menus are healthy and well balanced. We devise varied menu plans each season which reflect diverse cultures to broaden children’s experience of the wider world and include a Salad Bar daily to accompany each meal at no extra cost.
The Baby Room has a dedicated milk preparation area and we can also store and prepare bottles. When your child is ready to start weaning, you may provide your own first tatses or try our varied weaning menu, freshly prepared by our chef.
O Our varied snacks offer each child a healthy choice of food option and drink. This encourages every child to speak with confidence and choose for themselves, promoting independence. All children have unlimited access to water throughout the day using on the go beakers whilst outside. Uniquely Blackberries offer parents the choice to provide their own food option. This must be a cold option and pre packed appropriately for storage.
Parents Allowed at Blackberries Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Parents are invited to join their child for breakfast daily enjoying our freshly prepared Continental Breakfast Bar ensuring everyone starts the day off on the right foot!
Blackberries Menu (Four Week Planner- Parent Copy)
Parents please print our four week planner for your home notice board.
We understand that parents want their children to have a healthy freshly cooked hot meal every day. Take the fuss out of expensive packed lunches and try our delicious home-cooked food.
This winter for a trial period until Christmas 2012 we are offering a “Meal Deal” - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!