At Park Academy Childcare we believe in nurturing the whole child and that includes their physical development. We know that nutritious food is so important for growing little bodies and provides children with the fuel they need to learn, run, jump and play. That’s why we employ a talented team of chefs who provide our children with delicious, healthy meals each day. Our chefs are committed to making our menus as varied and nutritious as possible and they also love to share their most popular recipes with our parents, so that they can recreate these favourites at home!
Food Pyramid for a healthy, nutritious and varied diet for 1-5 year old children from Park Academy’s Chef Rohan. A guide for what should and should not be included in your child’s diet.
Some healthy, easy to prepare, lunchbox ideas and essentials from Park Academy’s Chef Rohan. Planning your child’s packed lunches for the whole school term will help you make sure they have a healthy, balanced diet when they go back to school.
Ice pops are a great way of sneaking some fruit and vegetables into your child’s summer diet, especially if your child is a not a big fan of eating their fruit and vegetables. Here are a few nutritious, home-made ice pop recipes.
At Park Academy Childcare, we prepare a large selection of dishes with a huge variety of fresh ingredients. Not only does this provide a balanced and nutritious diet for our children, but it also promotes a more adventurous attitude towards food. The more foods and flavours a child has been exposed to from a young
This recipe is a quick and easy way to add some variety into a child’s diet. Couscous salad is perfect for lunch, or an accompaniment for dinner, and will contribute towards your child’s five a day. It also makes a great alternative to sandwiches, for parents who are trying to cut down on their bread
Ingredients: Tin of chopped tomatoes Bag of baby leaf spinach Handful of basil leaves 2 cups of yellow split peas, cleaned and drained. 1 clove of garlic 1 onion A pint and a half of vegetable stock Method: – Sauté the onion and garlic in a hot pan. – Add tomatoes, basil, and spinach leaves
Here is a simple, one pot, one dish recipe to use up some of the leftover turkey meat this Christmas. It will also make good use of any extra breadcrumbs and fresh herbs that are still in your fridge. Turkey can be dry, so the creamy sauce in this recipe adds some much needed moisture to
This delicious and simple recipe has no added sugar. It also looks great as a Christmas dessert, dusted with icing sugar. The sweet potato and banana ensure that the brownies are moist & gooey…as well as providing lots of goodness! Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, packed with Beta Carotene, anti-oxidants, Vitamin
Babies typically start with us at Park Academy around 6 months old. At this stage most have just begun their weaning journey and are starting to explore new foods and textures. Our team of chefs work closely with a child’s parents at this stage, gathering all the information they need to continue the process. We have lots of
Most of our recipes in the crèche use a homemade vegetable stock as its base ingredient so you will notice this listed in most of our recipes. While you can buy stock cubes, they tend to contain be a lot of additives such as mono-sodium glutamate. These will often be listed by their long chemical
Our Nature Kindergarten children love foraging for wild and wonderful foods around our forest, so today we decided to make Nettle Ice-Pops to cool us down in the summer heat. As none of us had even heard of Nettle Ice-Pops before, this was a bit of an adventure!