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kath4kids Thu 09-Jun-05 21:11:33

Help. I happened to be around for dinner at nursery the other day as brought dd in after hospital appointment and she didnt want me to go,so thought may as well stay and feed her.

I have always imagined the food to be good, but i think what they had was spagetti bolagnaise. it was strands of pasta in a really watery sauce with poss one or two bits of mince and i may have spied a piece of sweetcorn. It was angel delight for afters. Not only was the content rubbish but to be honest there wasnt a lot of it either. If she had only eaten that much at home i would have given her something else to eat, no wonder she always eats all her meals at nursery and then eats again when we get her home.

Is it me or should the meals be better than this?

She's been going for 18 months am i a bad mother for not knowing what the food is like before now.

Should i find out what rest of food is like?

mancmum Thu 09-Jun-05 21:12:19

god yes - find out and demand it be improved!!

ssd Thu 09-Jun-05 21:14:19

You're probably paying through the nose for it too!

kath4kids Thu 09-Jun-05 21:24:35

mmm £29 a day each 2 days a week

Fran1 Thu 09-Jun-05 21:46:31

No you're not a bad mother for not knowing before now, don't normally get the opportunity do you! and thats the way nurseries like it.

Yes it should be better than this, yes if poss find out what other meals are like.

If they are all atrocious, speak to manager.

I used to work in a nursery, and i know, that it is possible to serve cheap meals, but still using healthy and fresh food. In fact sometimes i wonder if its more expensive to have the kind of slop your dd had that day. I mean how much must a million packs of angel delight cost to make for large numbers of children? Whats wrong in slicing some fresh fruit for their pudding?

We had one cook and she managed to cook everything fresh for a nursery of 60 children including some under ones who needed specific purees etc. So there are no excuses!

kath4kids Thu 09-Jun-05 22:02:51

i thought meals were good if you look at the menu you would think so.

will have to take a closer look at the menu me thinks.

have been in two minds whether to look for alternate childcare anyway, cost is crippling us, and there have been a few other niggles.

Thing is she seems to love going, but her best friend is leaving soon as mum will be back on maternity leave. she could do playgroup five mornings a week but that is only two hours a day so will never get any work done that way.

KatieMac Thu 09-Jun-05 22:17:40

I'm a childminder and I eat the same food as my mindees. I also invite parents to join us for meals (if they can) Food and mealtimes are such an important part of growing up & childcare.

Hopefully you can resolve your worries soon

ssd Fri 10-Jun-05 11:07:06

KM, I eat the same food as my mindees too.

Makes life much simpler!

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