The Gardens Philosophy
Where does your child’s food and the products we use on them come from? The Gardens Childcare philosophy is to provide organic, ethically sourced products and support good animal welfare.
We believe in providing well balanced, healthy and nutritious meals for all our nursery children, and that a healthy diet and physical activity positively impacts a child's mental wellbeing. Our menus are created to include foods that aid concentration, such as wholemeal foods, organic and free range meat, fish, fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. All our food is organic (99%) and free of additives and sugar and is made from scratch daily by our nursery cooks.
We provide HiPP Organic Formula Milk daily for all the babies up until the age of one. We provide organic, full fat milk, daily to children over one. Our glass baby bottles with a silicone sleeve are safe for our babies to use. The bottle is made from thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass. The silicone sleeve and other parts are made with BPA-free, phthalate-free and FDA approved materials.
Most 'learning' at the nursery is done in the morning when the children are at their most receptive following our nutritious breakfasts of organic porridge, free range scrambled eggs on homemade wholemeal toast, pancakes, fresh toast. We offer savoury snacks and have cut out all refined sugar (using natural sugars such as maple syrup in treat foods) to avoid 'sugar spike and crash' syndrome which has a detrimental effect on mental stimulation and learning.
Wing of St. Mawes is a leading wholesale supplier of top grade fresh fish and shellfish, providing a top-quality service. They are passionate about sustainable sourcing and delivering the very best seafood from Cornwall to around the UK.
Higher Hacknell provide a full range of organic meat of consistently high quality and true provenance. Their meat is reared on organic farms in Devon, well hung and processed in their artisan butchery. 'We know that looking after our animals with the greatest care and respect is as important to you as it is to us. Our grass fed animals have a truly free-range life with plenty of fresh air and green fields to grow and thrive'.
High Weald Dairy is a family run cheese dairy, based on a farm in West Sussex. The cheese makers craft a delicious range of award winning cheeses from organic cow’s milk, organic sheep’s milk and most recently goat milk. The cheese is all made in a modern dairy on the farm and they only use pasteurised milk to make their cheese. The cheese is suitable for vegetarians and they do not use any artificial ingredients or processes. Certified by the Soil Association.
Langridge Organic Products started its life amongst the rolling hills of Devon in 1969 when Uncle Bernard Govier bought Langridge Farm and started growing vegetables the old fashioned way, without the use of chemical aids. They are the UK's leading wholesaler of organic fresh produce throughout the country.