Mealtimes are a special occasion at TCG. Children help to lay the table with napkins and tablecloths, and older children help to serve themselves. Adults eat with the children and it’s a social time with lots of chatting about the day. We take it slowly, and when we’ve finished our older children clear their plates ready for washing and help tidy away.
Claire has a passion for providing nourishing food and studied Naturopathy and Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London from 2012 - 2014.
Our food is prepared entirely from scratch - no processed foods for us! Many of the ingredients are organic (all of our flour and milk is organic, and we make our own bread daily for the children). In season, some of the veggies come from our own garden, and all the rest come from a local supplier. There are some free range chickens in our fabulous garden and children are welcome to take the eggs home for their families.
Breakfasts are fantastic and varied - home-made cereals, smoothies, muffins or yoghurt, eggs and porridge with our homemade bread either toasted or freshly sliced - delicious! Our standards are high when it comes to your child's nutrition!
At lunch time the children will still enjoy nursery favourites such as lovely comforting home-made shepherd’s pie, and Apple Crumble, (served with cream rather than sugary custard - obviously those dairy-free children are offered an alternative). We also encourage the children to try new tastes, such as butternut squash and coconut curry - a firm favourite!
Children can enjoy an appetising high tea in the afternoon. The children often help to make their own sandwiches or pizza and even the hummus! Usually our lovely cook will have baked us a cake or muffins and scones.