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Food Cooked With Love by Lyn at Ditchingham Day Nursery

Ditchingham Day Nursery provides education to pre-school children in a safe, supportive environment which gives parents peace of mind. Located in a beautiful rural setting just two miles from Bungay on the Norfolk – Suffolk border it offers Forest School sessions and has plenty of indoor and outdoor space for youngsters to enjoy.

The team follows the Early Years Foundation Stage to nurture the children and to encourage progress and development in all areas of their lives; they are passionate about ensuring the children receive the best care and experiences to support their learning and development.

A key part of the day at Ditchingham Day Nursery is lunch time. With meals cooked freshly onsite, lunch in the designated dining room turns into a real social experience for all the young children who attend.

Central to this is Cook Lyn, who prepares between 28 and 36 meals each day. She has worked at Ditchingham Day Nursery for ten years and caters for all dietary needs and preferences. Her kitchen was also awarded a five-star rating by the Food Standards Agency in January 2018 following their annual inspection.

She even goes the extra mile to make each child a cake on their birthday – a special touch which demonstrates just how much each child is valued at Ditchingham Day Nursery.

“The children’s favourite meals are pasta dishes and chicken dishes – in particular roast chicken, chicken casserole and chicken korma. My favourite thing to cook is Shepherd’s Pie.” Lyn explains.

Lyn continues. “The parents of the children who attend Ditchingham Day Nursery really like the fact that meals are cooked freshly on site. The children all coming together at lunchtime to eat together is really nice.”

Lyn chats as she dishes up the meals. The noise from the dining room increases with the arrival of the children from their various play rooms. As staff help her to distribute the dinners it’s clear that Lyn is a much-loved member of the Ditchingham Day Nursery team.

“It’s hectic, but I love it!” She smiles.

To enquire about places at Ditchingham Day Nursery, please contact the team on 01986 895091.


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