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Confusedwithcake1 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:11:25

So I'm returning to work soon and my LO will attend the local nursery for 2 days a week when 11months old. When I chose the nursery I was happy with the care, location etc and at the time I was happy with the menu options.

Fast forward now and I've looked at the menu options and now I think I want to look for a new nursery. Specifically because they serve cake as a pudding (wasn't on previous sample menu)

Don't get me wrong I love cake and know that LO will eat cake at parties but I was just hoping that a nursery setting would provide something less junkie.

My DH thinks it's fine as it's only 2 days a week but I'm not so sure as it seems unnecessary for a 11month old.. so aibu to try and find a new nursery based on one sample menu that lists cake as a pudding?

formerbabe Thu 23-Feb-17 17:12:40

You are being ridiculous...Sorry!

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 23-Feb-17 17:13:05

Seems like overkill. My child's nursery will also offer cake for pudding. I've asked them to offer DD fruit/yoghurt only unless it's a birthday. It might make me "that mum", but it's never really been an issue.

NerrSnerr Thu 23-Feb-17 17:14:01

Our nursery offers a 'proper' pudding every day but some parents choose not to allow their children to have it and opt for yoghurt or fruit. Can you just do that?

Willyoujustbequiet Thu 23-Feb-17 17:14:19

Yabu. Seriously.

Starman16 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:15:00

I would find out how often they serve it. DS is in nursery full time and they sometimes have cake or cookie for pudding but I would say like once a month, mostly it's fruit or yoghurt. Also at his nursery the food is all freshly prepared, and I wouldn't describe a homemade cake or biscuit as 'junk' to be honest...just a treat as part of a varied and balanced diet

UpTownFuck Thu 23-Feb-17 17:15:30

Is it cake for pudding everyday?
the nursery my DS attends have fruit for puddings most days but sometimes have a sponge finger or jam tart, although I wouldn't be happy with cake everyday must admit.

WussyWat Thu 23-Feb-17 17:15:37

It's 2 days a week. You aren't setting her up for a life of obesity by letting her have the option of cake which she will probably only mush about anyway.

BackforGood Thu 23-Feb-17 17:15:52

If you are otherwise happy with the Nursery, then you really are being completely OTT.
A small square of sponge after a meal once or twice a week is really not going to hurt her grin

Sirzy Thu 23-Feb-17 17:15:53

It's two days a week.

If necessary ask them not to give her pudding but she will possibly take someone else's!

Ds has pudding available each day at school. He still knows at home pudding doesn't generally happen!

Hatemylifenow Thu 23-Feb-17 17:16:15

Ridiculous. My 11mo had cake for pudding today confused

Soubriquet Thu 23-Feb-17 17:17:05

I think a settled child is better than worrying over a little bit of cake

Yura Thu 23-Feb-17 17:17:14

what kind of cake is it? my chilminder offers "cake" which is basically banana in cake shape

EsmeeMerlin Thu 23-Feb-17 17:17:32

I think you are being a bit silly sorry! Most nurseries do offer something for desert. My son has a menu that rotates and he will have fruit salad, ice cream, custard and cake depending on the week.

As your partner says it's two days a week. You could always ask if he could have something else or have nothing after dinner if you feel that strongly about it. Don't change the nursery just for this.

Sidge Thu 23-Feb-17 17:18:05

I think you'll be hard pushed to find a nursery that doesn't serve some sort of sweet pudding most days.

Cake, rice pudding, yoghurts, crumble, stewed fruit and custard, ice cream etc.

I think the caring ethos of a nursery is far more important than having a little piece of cake twice a week TBH.

smilingsarahb Thu 23-Feb-17 17:18:47

You might struggle a little finding one that doesn't offer cake (not everyday mind) I'd also look at the size of the cake... portions are often appropriately tiny.

Confusedwithcake1 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:19:16

They offer it twice a week. I read so much about lunchbox issues at schools that I just find it strange that they offer cake at nursery.

I do put cake under junk food. I have no problem with it or a varied diet but at 11months is it really necessary?

EweAreHere Thu 23-Feb-17 17:19:47

Sorry, but I think you're being ridiculous. The portions will be small.

As long as your DC's overall diet is healthy, this isn't the hill to die on IMO.

WussyWat Thu 23-Feb-17 17:20:00

Could always send her in with her own pudding if your choosing if it's that much of an issue for you confused

waterrat Thu 23-Feb-17 17:20:19

I don't think you will find a nursery that doesn't do puddings. You can ask for your child not to be given cake. It's probably a tiny portion .

My 4 yr old gets pudding every day in school which I think is ridiculous ....

TheWinterOfOurDiscountTents Thu 23-Feb-17 17:20:20

So find a whole new equally good nursery in time, or simply say "no cake for baby, thank you".

Hmmm, which would be easier and more sensible?

Sirzy Thu 23-Feb-17 17:20:33

Is it necessary for anyone by that logic?

Whatthefudger Thu 23-Feb-17 17:20:47

Sometimes I eat cake... just as a meal hmm

Hatemylifenow Thu 23-Feb-17 17:21:07

I'd be living a very joyless life indeed if I only ate what was "necessary". Everything in moderation.

IMO banning stuff makes kids more likely to want it later on. My mum never let us have anything junky and it did sod all good as all four of us LOVE junk food.

waterrat Thu 23-Feb-17 17:21:19

Definitely don't make nursery decision based on thst. Childcare us about your child being safe and in the best possible place. Pudding is not important.

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