Health and wellbeing is valued very highly at RDN and we ensure that this is a priority across all areas of nursery life. We believe that an integrated approach to wellbeing, one that embraces mind, body, society, and the environment is essential to enable children, families and our staff team to thrive and flourish.
- We will be working towards the Children’s Food Trust Award this year.
- We provide balanced and nutritional meals whilst catering for different dietary needs.
- Our cooks work with parents to provide food that meets all children’s requirements.
- We provide a variety of food and drinks believing that the wider the variety the better the balance of nutrients provided.
- Meals are prepared daily on site by our nursery chefs.
- Food is sourced locally from green grocers and butchers.
- Sample menus give you a flavour of the healthy meals that we offer.
At RDN we understand the importance of physical activity for a healthy child. Children learn more physical skills in the first 5 years of life than at any other time in their lives. Physical activity is a building block for both a healthy mind and body.
We believe that all children should be given positive early movement experiences through physically active play and games. We have created a movement rich environment both indoors and outdoors that provides daily opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement.
Staff and outside teachers support and extend each child’s abilities at their own pace, ensuring that they have lots of time to practice, develop and refine these skills and movement patterns. The more children succeed in gaining movement (motor) skills, the more they’ll want to continue with sport and physical activity into primary school and beyond.
At RDN we pride ourselves in the extensive opportunities that we provide are in our outdoor area for the children to explore and use gross and fine motor skills.
Physical activity information and ideas for parents of young children:
British Heart Foundation – Help your baby move and play every day
British Heart Foundation – Help your child move and play every day
Health, safety and first aid
At RDN health and safety is our number one priority and our ethos is to keep the safety of children at the heart of day-to-day activity.
Whilst we can never remove risk entirely we believe that by having a thorough and well thought out Health and safety policy we reduce risks to children, families and staff team.
We ensure that our whole staff team are trained in Paediatric First Aid to deal with minor accidents but more importantly that they are empowered to respond with confidence in an emergency. This training is delivered by outside registered training companies. We invite parents to join us on these courses when places are available.