I am happy to provide food for babies when they are being weaned. I will do fresh vegetables and fruit and pureed to suit the needs of the child. I will only give a baby foods that a parent has already given them at home (this is for allergy reasons). I ask parents to fill in a sheet as foods are tried and we can amend this as necessary. If parents would prefer to provide food for babies that are weaning I ask that all parents label all packets and dried food.
I am happy to provide all children with a nutritious two course lunch and a light meal at teatime, as well as a morning and afternoon snack, or to serve food provided by parents (with written permission).
Breakfast is also available for children who arrive between 7.30am and 8am. Children who arrive after meal times should be fed before they arrive. I prefer that children do not bring food, drinks, etc. from home unless with prior arrangement.
Parents of infants will need to supply all formula, breast milk and baby food if not having food stated above. I will need written permission to give your baby jarred or packet food. I will talk to parents about their babies needs so that we can make sure that they are adequately met.
If a child has allergies and requires a modified diet, I must be notified of this in writing and I am also happy to discuss menus with parents. An appropriate substitution will be made, if possible, but if a child has so many allergies that (s)he cannot eat from the menu, I may require the parents to provide his/her lunch and snacks.