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Nutrition

At Little Cherubs Nursery School, we know a love of healthy, wholesome food begins at birth. Children who learn to eat healthy foods when they’re babies are more likely to grow into healthy adults who crave good, nutritious food rather than sugar-laden snacks.

Developmentally Appropriate Nutrition

What’s right for a three-year-old isn’t necessarily right for a baby. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of developmentally appropriate nutrition, and we’re constantly expanding and sharpening our knowledge to provide your child with the healthiest, tastiest possible meals. We know that children have to eat well to behave well, and we know you’ve entrusted us with protecting your child’s health and well-being. We cherish that trust.

For babies, we’re prepared to follow your feeding plan. We know that breastfeeding is best for baby, and we encourage mothers to nurse when possible. We can store breast milk and formula on-site, and can even help you if you’re having trouble nursing. As your child prepares for the transition to solid foods, we’ll work with you to ensure the transition is a smooth one and to encourage a love of good food right from the start.

Our children’s meals are prepared by our chef who never adds unhealthy sugars or salt. All our food is locally sourced using the freshest of ingredients the Isle of Man has to offer. We aim to create flavorful, varied food that children love, without adding the unhealthy stuff. We’re equipped to work with children who have food sensitivities or allergies, and we work with a variety of diets. We defer to your wisdom when it comes to feeding your child, and we always honor your wishes.

Our Eating Environment

Studies have shown that children who see adults eat healthy foods are more likely to love healthy foods themselves. At Little Cherubs we eat with your child, and we show your child how much we’re enjoying our own healthy foods! Children who aren’t hungry or who don’t like a meal are instead encouraged to be curious and to explore new foods.

Because we get to know your child as an individual, we’re prepared to detect problems before they turn serious. We’ll let you know if your child has food sensitivities or reactions to particular foods, and if we’re concerned about your child’s attitudes toward eating, we can develop a plan to fix the problem.

The experiences your child has in early life can colour his or her attitudes toward food for a lifetime. We know this, and we aim to get your child off to a healthy start from the very beginning.