Health and nutrition

Food

It is our philosophy to encourage children to develop healthy eating habits. Meals at Oakfield are simple, well-balanced, delicious and nutritious, with the occasional exotic dish to educate taste buds.

All our food is freshly prepared and cooked on the premises each day by our full time cook. Children take their meals in our separate dining room, making meal times a social as well as nutritional experience.

A weekly menu is put up in the hall for parents to peruse. Parents are given more information about our menus when their child joins Oakfield.

Our menus have gained us Trafford’s Healthy Eating Award.

Children receive fresh fruit and a drink mid-morning, a two-course hot meal at lunchtime, and an afternoon tea at around 3pm.
Every child receives at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables each day. Water is available throughout the day to all children.
No chips, fried or battered foods are served at all.

A vegetarian alternative is provided each day (and served to all children once a week). Individual dietary requirements can be facilitated.

The menu is varied and reflects different cultural and religious backgrounds from all over the world. Children are not allowed to bring cakes, sweets or crisps into the nursery, except for party days or special occasions. Birthdays are celebrated at teatime and are always lots of fun. Parents usually bring a birthday cake into the nursery on this occasion.

Exercise

Lots of exercise and fresh air is high on the daily agenda.

Children have regular outdoor play where a huge variety of activities are offered - climbing frame, bicycles, balancing beams, space hoppers, water & sand play, football & basketball nets, trampets, tunnels, water cascade, stilts, stepping stones, to name a few.

They also enjoy yoga, dance lessons, football and ball skills classes, music & movement, boogie beebies and drama.