Health and Welfare
All meals provided are simple, nutritious and well balanced. We have our own cook, who prepares all meals. We will accommodate, wherever possible, all special diets and requirements. We aim to make all meal times enjoyable, to promote healthy eating habits and encourage good mealtime etiquette.
We offer breakfast, snack, lunch and tea. Our mid morning snack consists of a selection of fresh fruits and a choice of milk or water. Staff sit with the children to encourage them to eat and enjoy informal conversation together, as well as encouraging Please and Thank you. Water is available at all times for children to drink. Menus are on a four weekly rota system and displayed on all notice boards. We encourage the children to make their own selections and offer a variety at each meal.
All staff before starting employment have to provide references and be able to provide a certificate issued by The Criminal Records Bureau. All staff are trained to recognise, understand and deal with all forms of abuse and neglect. Our prime responsibility is the welfare and well being of all children in our care. Any concerns for a child’s welfare will be discussed with the parents, these discussions will be recorded and the parents will have access to these records. The manager will seek advice from the child protection unit if necessary and will follow the procedures set out by West Berks local safeguarding board. A member of staff will never work alone; there are always at least two members of staff on the premises.