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Healthy Eating For Kids
Smart Kids Day Nursery Diet & Nutrition
Children embark on their journey of learning about food from a very early age. The messages they receive about healthy eating for kids during this crucial period form the foundations for the dietary choices they will make as they progress through school and beyond. Given that more than one in five children are overweight or obese at the outset of their school reception year, it has never been more crucial to instil healthy habits from the start.

We are proud participants in the Eat Better Start Better pilot scheme, a valuable initiative. This guide has been thoughtfully designed to support early years providers, practitioners, and parents in meeting the early years foundation stage requirement for providing healthy, balanced, and nutritious food and drinks. By fostering a culture of healthy eating for kids and imparting knowledge about food during their early years, we not only safeguard their well-being in their youth but also lay the groundwork for their future health and vitality.

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Eat Better, Start Better

We take pride in fostering the well-being of the children in our care through the provision of wholesome, well-balanced, and nutritious meals at Smart Kids Day Nursery. Our commitment is to nurture vibrant, healthy, and joyful youngsters within our nurturing environments. Our dietary and nutritional initiatives are designed to equip your child with the vitality required for a day filled with play, learning, and growth.

At Smart Kids, we ensure your child’s day is supported with a morning snack, a nutritious lunch, and a delightful afternoon tea. Our menus, meticulously crafted and freshly prepared by our skilled chefs, aim to make mealtimes both enjoyable and educational. To instil essential skills and food etiquette, we present meals in a family-style setting, encouraging children to participate in setting the table, serving themselves, engaging in conversations, and tidying up afterward.

Understanding that each child is unique, we cater to special dietary needs arising from medical conditions, allergies, religious, or cultural preferences. Simply inform our Nursery Manager, and we’ll be delighted to discuss personalised options that meet your child’s requirements.

Our Partners:

We are proud to be partnered with ‘The Kidz Clean Kitchen’, a London-based catering service, which specialises in providing 30 hours funded childcare with a focus on delivering hot, fresh, and nutritious home-cooked meals to nurseries, schools, and playcentres. With an emphasis on simple yet healthy food for kids, their in-house nutritionist collaborates closely with the skilled chefs to align with recommended daily allowances and FSA guidelines.

The Kidz Clean Kitchen, with its monthly “World Food Day” initiative, contributes to the development of healthy eating habits, making them the go-to choice for quality childcare catering services in London.

The Kidz Clean Kitchen

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What Parents Say About Smart Kids Day Nursery
Based on 9 reviews
Karen McQuaid
Karen McQuaid
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I am so pleased with my choice of nursery- my son has been at Smart Kids Day nursery since he was 9months old (now 13 months). He has settled so well with the help of the brilliant staff. The staff and management are very attentive, they all are genuinely interested in my sons development and I trust their judgement wholly. The staff seem to really get on with each other and enjoy their jobs, and the kids benefit hugely from the fun relaxed atmosphere.
Ayka Zayka
Ayka Zayka
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My son is going to Smart Kids nursery and he is always happy to go to his nursery🤗the staffs are very friendly, you can leave your child with peace in your heart at Smart Kids nursery they will take good care of your child.Thank you for looking after my Aziz♥️Highly recommended 🤗
Lizzy Adams
Lizzy Adams
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Gorgeous place! Staff are so kind, fun and caring. My toddler does a happy dance before going in (most days...). Highly recommended
Kerry Say
Kerry Say
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This nursery is really lovely. All the staff are so kind and caring and work very hard. My son loves it there. My son will carry on attending even tho we are moving to another area.
Natasha Vaughan
Natasha Vaughan
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My son has been attending Smart Kids for a month. I am so pleased with how he has settled into the baby room with amazing support from Grace. The entire team has made my son and I feel so welcome here. Dad and I have noticed positive changes in our sons sleep pattern and see how excited he is to go to nursery- he literally jumps out of my arms when greeted by staff (I’m not sure whether to be offended 🤣). We are really happy with the services being provided by such a lovely team. Because it is out first child we were very nervous parents, thank you for making this transition so smooth and easing our minds.
Bisola James
Bisola James
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My son has been very happy since he started here, he adores the staff and always waves at the manager when we walk by the nursery on his days off. In the past 10 months there has been some exceptional changes, as a parent I have been kept up to date via the newsletter emails and parents board and appreciate all the hard work and commitment from the staff regarding my sons developement. The new team is amazing and I can’t thank them enough.
Carla Diogo
Carla Diogo
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This is a really nice nursery, very friendly and most importantly look after my son well and keep me updated with his daily routine. My son loves being there.
Why Choose Smart Kids Day Nursery
Our comprehensive staff training programme ensures that everyone in our team is up to date on the latest guidance, techniques, learning programmes, and first aid. This way, when your child is attending Smart Kids Nursery, they are cared for and looked after in the very best way. This ensures you feel comfortable and confident while you are away from them.
We have a strict safeguarding policy at Smart Kids Nursery which is never compromised ensuring your child is in the safest hands. With 26 year's experience, we have built a positive management team and systems are in place to guarantee our hygeine standards and behaviour policies are always up to scratch. We partner with local schools so our teams can prepare your child for their next step.
Our Promise
Our testimonials from parents past and present speak for themselves and assure you that when we say we are committed to your child's development and well-being, it is completely true. We enjoy watching children grow and learn while they are with us and we take pride in ensuring they enjoy each and every day they spend with us.

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