Why Organic?

 

Our organic ethos is simple, we want to offer the best start in life for all children.

We are Coventry’s first Organic Children’s Day Nursery!

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Organic food produce has been proven to contain more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as no harmful chemicals or pesticides. We offer an organic food menu (sourced where possible) which provides a highly nutritious well balanced diet for all children.

 

We have 4 weekly menus. Please view our sample menu below.

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All of our meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site in our Enchanted kitchen, using organic food produce where possible. Our food is sourced from local suppliers to ensure high quality food is provided. Our home cooked meals and snacks provide a healthy and well balanced diet for all children.

We offer children the choice of either organic milk or filtered water during snack and meal times, as well as ensuring children have access to fresh drinking water throughout the day.

At Enchanted we cater for all children’s dietary needs and will adapt our menu depending upon individual dietary requirements. Information on food allergies or preferences is gathered during the registration process, documenting and sharing all allergy and dietary information accordingly.

We follow guidelines set by the Food Standards Agency, including information regarding all food allergens. 

We promote healthy choices at meal times and encourage children’s independence by providing opportunities such as; pouring their own organic milk or filtered water and self serving food. All staff and children sit at the table together at meal times, supporting children’s social development while enjoying food as well as learning table manners. 

We have fresh organic fruit and vegetables delivered every week!

To view our organic supplier, please follow the link below.

Before choosing organic, we did a lot of research proving benefits of choosing organic produce.

Here are some our findings;

  • New studies released in the British Journal of Nutrition, has also shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than non organic products.

  • Organic meat has lower concentrations of 2 saturated fats.

  • Organic food reduces your carbon footprint.

  • Organic milk and dairy products contain higher concentrations of Iron, Vitamin E, and some Carotenoids.  (see below for details about Carotenoids)

  • Organically produced crops such as; fruit, vegetables and cereals have up to 68% more antioxidants than non organic.

  • Organic fruit and vegetables contain lower concentrations of pesticides and toxic metals

  • Organic tomatoes contain high levels of antioxidants, which help to reduce the chances of certain diseases.

Our organic ethos is not only in the food we provide but also includes the products we use such as; nappies, wipes, nappy cream, bedding, blankets, cot mattresses, toys and resources.

Click HERE to find out where we source our Organic nappies and wipes.

What are Carotenoids?

They are plant pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange colours in many fruits and vegetables, which contain protective health benefits.

We have maintained our Food Hygiene rating since opening in 2016. Our fantastic Nursery Cook Lee, ensures our kitchen maintains high standards of health and hygeien when preparing food for all children.  

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