• Enrol Your Child at Seaward.

  • Nutrition & Healthy Eating

  • Where Mealtime Equals Love - and Learning

    You want your child to eat well—and be happy, healthy, and active. We couldn’t agree more.

    At Seaward, nutrition is about more than the food on the plate. It’s an important part of our educational model. Teaching to eat well can be tricky. We don’t want to turn every meal into a lecture, but we get the message across by talking with the children about the food they put in their bodies, why it matters, and how they can learn to make the healthiest choices.

    • Seaward Nutrition Principles:
      Not just a rule, but a routine. We make sure healthy foods are the default setting for our meals. We serve green salads with home-made dressing of olive oil and apple cider vinegar, we make healthy pizzas from scratch. Olives and Greek yoghurt are our staples.

    • Show children what “eating right” looks like.
      We explain that they should fill half of their plate with fruits and veggies which have nutrients to help their bodies grow. The other half should contain carbs and proteins to give them energy to run, dance, and play.

    • Avoid calling foods “good” or “bad.”
      Children learn that all foods have a place in their diet. We label foods as “go,” “slow,” or “whoa.” Children can “green light” foods like vegetables and yogurt, which they should eat every day, and “slow down” with less healthy foods like muffins, even those of a carrot variety! Foods with the least nutrition, such as chips and sweets, don’t need to be off limits, but children should stop and think twice before they eat them often.

    • Even our two-year-olds learn to set the tables for the meals with their older friends, practice “please” and “thank you,” and serve themselves from big bowls (we don’t mind a little mess!). Called “family-style dining,” this approach builds an I-can-do-it-myself confidence and puts love on the table, along with good food. In other words, at Seaward, mealtimes create strong classroom community.

  • We hope you’ll join us for lunch with your children — anytime.
    We love it when families share a meal with us!

  • Cooking with Kids at Gourmet Seaward

    At Seaward, nutrition is about more than the food on the plate. It’s an important part of our educational model. Teaching to eat well can be tricky. We don’t want to turn every meal into a lecture, but we get the message across by talking with the children about the food they put in their bodies, why it matters, and how they can learn to make the healthiest choices.

    • A lot of Seaward children come from around the World – from Australia to Brazil to South Africa, and over the years we have welcomed the pupils from Iceland and Norway, Russia and Jordan. Not only we have made many new friends, but we have cooked and partied together – Kjøttkaker and Kjøttboller, Tabbouleh and Braaibroodjies, Feijoada and Beef Stroganoff – you name it.

      We go to the shops with the children to buy some of the ingredients, and we grow our own herbs. The children love treats and we bake a lot at Seaward using brown sugar, coconut, spelt and almond flours. Seaward pre-schoolers run their own Bakery – we bake ciabattas and muffins, pies and cupcakes. Seaward visitors rarely leave without a tasty gift.

    • We celebrate Autumn with pumpkin soup and rye Pumpernickel, we picnic on the grassland of the Fisherman’s Walk and take healthy snacks to the beach when it is warm, and, of course, there is always time for warm home-made cocoa and pancakes as we are whiling away those chilly winter evenings, waiting for mums and dads to come and listening to a good Christmas story…hygge and koselig, as our Scandinavian pupils would say.

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    • Fresh and organic ingredients where possible for delicious balanced meals cooked on the premises according to the Government Guidelines.

    • Shopping and cooking with children. Our breads, pancakes and muffins are famously delicious!

    • Catering for various dietary needs, lifestyles and seasonal celebrations, including vegetarian and vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, low casein and red meat, ethnic and festive.

    • Inviting parents for meals and sharing recipes

    • No Sugar and Trans Fats Policy – we read labels and adhere to healthy cooking methods

    • Teaching nutrition, self-care and instilling high hydration habits from an early age

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  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Address

      61 Seaward Avenue
      Bournemouth
      Dorset BH6 3SJ

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 01202 424655
      hello@seawarddaynursery.co.uk

    • Opening Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.30 am – 5.30 pm
      (Closed Weekends, Bank Holidays and for one week between Christmas and New Year)

    • Sessions

      Mornings, 8.30 am – 1.00 noon
      Afternoons, 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm
      School Day, 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
      Full Day, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

    We offer Term Time or All Year Round attendance options.