04 Nov Achieving the Food For Life Accreditation
We’ve achieved the Food for Life Early Years Accreditation across all nursery sites
Daisy Chain in Adel has followed our Rothwell and Lofthouse nurseries in being the latest site to be awarded the prestigious Food for Life accreditation.
The Soil Association’s Food for Life Award is awarded to childcare centres who provide delicious and nutritious meals in healthy environments that also strive to teach great social skills and beneficial eating habits. The award acknowledges that our curriculum teaches young learners healthy food habits for life that they are able to share with their families. Nursery Manager, Louanne Gunstone said:
“We have always been passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle and are all so pleased to have achieved the Food for Life Accreditation. This shows the hard work and dedication we put into promoting a healthy start through providing balanced and nutritious meals, planning exciting activities for children to engage in and learn about healthy choices including personal and dental hygiene, developing an interest in planting, growing, cooking and tasting our own fruit, vegetables and herbs.”
The Soil Association developed this award in hopes to educate and promote good food choices through teaching children sustainable cooking in their early years. Siân Creagh-Osborne, Program Manager at The Soil Association added:
“I am incredibly proud of Daisy Chain Rothwell for their hard work in achieving a Food for Life Early Years award. A survey by Food for Life shows that 90% of parents say the provision of healthy food is an important choice factor when selecting an early years provider for their children, I hope the award will be a useful guide for parents and carers in the process of choosing a nursery, as it verifies Daisy Chain Childcare Rothwell are meeting clearly laid out criteria.”
Parental feedback has always helped us continue to evolve and develop our services
We understand what a challenge it can be for parents to decide who to trust with their children’s wellbeing, which is why we are very pleased to be able to share this achievement. After looking at our nursery menus and smelling the food which was cooking on their recent visit, a prospective parent said, “This nursery is getting better by the minute!”
Knowing that we have had a positive impact on these families is a delight and feedback like this makes us confident that we are working toward a more positive and sustainable future.
You can follow your child’s #FoodForLife journey on our Facebook Page or Tapestry.