Looking out for your child
Health and well-being
We believe strongly in the importance of mental health and wellbeing for everyone, we aim to support our children, families and staff in both. For the children we will look to develop mindful practice, being outside in nature, and embracing risk in play to build confidence and resilience. We will encourage children to spend time together, and take time alone when we they most need to. Most importantly, through sharing our feelings and developing the words to express our emotions – and building a nurturing and caring environment in which this can become a normal way to communicate.
We are looking to roll out Mindfulness and Pilates sessions the children at The Lookout once we are up and running.
Food and Nutrition
Healthy eating is not just about what we put on the plate. It is about educating the children and giving them the knowledge and independence to make healthy choices that will leave them in good stead for the future.
We love food and want to share that love of food with children.
At The Lookout all our main meals freshly prepared, cooked and delivered by the Fat Fowl Kitchens, based out of the Shambles and Westview Day nurseries. Specialists in cooking balanced and nutritious meals for little mouths for over 30 years.
We provide Breakfast, Lunch and tea, as well as a morning and afternoon snack for the children. All meals are served with fresh fruit and children have access to fresh water and milk throughout the day. We can accommodate for all diets & special requirements as necessary.
We bake regularly, with children often making breadsticks for snack or delicious treats to take home with them. We are not a strictly sugar free nursery but we limit the use of any added sugar, baking with natural sugars, leaving parents the choice for time together with their children.
The older children are encouraged to help prepare snack and fruit. We help and encourage the children to cut fruit and vegetables safely with the appropriate utensils, helping them to manage risk and gain independence.
But for us at The Lookout meal and snack times offer so much more than just delicious and wholesome food. All staff and children eat together in family groups, serving each other and discussing the adventures they have had that day, building confidence, independence and fostering the sense of family and belonging that makes children safe and secure.