Anglo Spanish Clapham-3

Mireya, Chef

Mireya is our chef at Anglo-Spanish Nursery School and has been working with us for over 20 years, preparing delicious and healthy food in our own kitchen. She loves cooking and meal-times with the children where she makes each child feel at home and cared for.

Our chef provides a diverse menu of balanced and nutritious home cooked meals which is enjoyed  in the dining room where mealtimes are fun and educational. We try to replicate the family environment and promote independence by encouraging the children to set the table,share and serve the food and develop motor skills by using cutlery.

Children start learning about food at a very early age. The messages they receive during this time lay the foundations for the choices they make about food as they move up to school and beyond.

We actively teach children about nutrition, to eat well and make healthy choices. This sets the foundation for their future health and well being.

We operate a no sugar and no salt policy. We follow all the government standards to ensure healthy, nutritious meals.

These guidelines are used to prepare, plan and cook the children healthy and balanced menus.

The nutrient and food based government standards aim to make the food offered healthier by:

  • Increasing the vitamin and mineral content
  • Decreasing the saturated fat and sugars

There are four main groups which contain guidelines that we follow; the main groups are below but there are also other guidelines which intertwine these groups.

  • starchy foods
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, fish, eggs and beans, other non-dairy sources of protein
  • milk and dairy foods

If you would like more advice on the menu and cooking methods please pop in and visit our chef who will be happy to provide taste samples and recipes.