Being Healthy

 

The importance of Being Healthy

 At The Orchard Day Nursery, we realize how important it is to encourage healthy living from a young age. We understand that young children need a varied and nutritious diet, and that learning good eating habits at an early age is essential fora child’s health, growth and development.

• We plan varied menus for meals and snacks in advance. We aim to include different tastes, colours and textures, and take into consideration seasonality and availability of fruit and vegetables. All of our meals and snacks meet the national best practice food and drink guidelines, including those for early years settings.

• We cater for the dietary requirements of all children wherever possible, working with families to make sure that they can be accommodated. We aim to ensure that children of all cultures and religions can enjoy appropriate meals and snacks.

• We have a positive and welcoming eating environment in order to encourage children to eat well and develop good eating habits and social skills. We use meals and snacks to teach children about healthy eating and encourage a positive attitude towards mealtimes.

 

Police Visit

We welcomed local police officers into our nursery who talked to the children about their jobs and how they help us. Their visit linked well to our understanding of the Rule of Law and how important it is to follow the rules as they are there to keep us safe and happy! During the police…

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Police Visit

We welcomed local police officers into our nursery who talked to the children about their jobs and how they help us. Their visit linked well to our understanding of the Rule of Law and how important it is to follow the rules as they are there to keep us safe and happy! During the police…

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Teddy Tennis

Our children are very lucky to be part of the enjoyable and high energy tennis lessons every Tuesday’s. Nursery and reception programme focuses on engaging the children in a fun and educational way. Teachers concentrate on the most essential fundamental skills. Using their  unique coaching process, they deliver lessons which cover the following development areas:…

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Teddy Tennis

Our children are very lucky to be part of the enjoyable and high energy tennis lessons every Tuesday’s. Nursery and reception programme focuses on engaging the children in a fun and educational way. Teachers concentrate on the most essential fundamental skills. Using their  unique coaching process, they deliver lessons which cover the following development areas:…

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Nursery Dentist Visit

To increase awareness within young children of the importance of healthy eating, drinking and how a regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good oral health we invited a dentist who gave an educational talk to children. The talk involved teaching the children good tooth brushing behaviours, as well as reinforcing other key oral health messages….

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Nursery Dentist Visit

To increase awareness within young children of the importance of healthy eating, drinking and how a regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good oral health we invited a dentist who gave an educational talk to children. The talk involved teaching the children good tooth brushing behaviours, as well as reinforcing other key oral health messages….

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Christmas Party 2019

It’s that time of year when we are planning this year’s Christmas Party! We will be holding it on Friday 13th December between 1:30-4:30. Children in the toddlers and pre-school will be taking part in 2 respective shows organised by Theatre Bugs! We look forward to all the fun we have planned. Please speak to…

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Christmas Party 2019

It’s that time of year when we are planning this year’s Christmas Party! We will be holding it on Friday 13th December between 1:30-4:30. Children in the toddlers and pre-school will be taking part in 2 respective shows organised by Theatre Bugs! We look forward to all the fun we have planned. Please speak to…

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