It is important to introduce babies and young children to a wide variety of tastes, but also to respect a child’s right not to have to eat things they really dislike.
I provide balanced meals trying to include where possible all the nutrients - protein, fibre, calcium, minerals, vitamins - that most children require to keep healthy and grow.
Most of the meals I offer are prepared from scratch, using fresh ingredients to avoid added salt, sugar, food additives and colourings. The children are encouraged to grow seasonal fruits and vegetables in the garden and assist in food preparation when practical and appropriate.
We often make healthy, fresh fruit smoothies, fruit jellies, biscuits and cakes as well as savoury dishes such as soups and simple pastry dishes. One of our favourite afternoon activities is making our own pizzas.
I am also happy to supply simple nutritious pureed meals for a weaning baby as I have always done this for my own children, but appreciate that most parents prefer to supply their own food.
I ask that parents supply all formula/expressed milk and bottles for younger babies.