Healthy Eating

We promote healthy eating, both our snacks and meals are all freshly prepared daily on site using fresh produce. See sample menu link.

Water and Milk is provided with all meals and water is continually available throughout the day.

Oral Health

Children are encouraged to brush their teeth daily


Our commitment to inclusion guides every part of the organization, and we have are always delighted to welcome children with additional and special needs to our various projects. The Apple Trust is a key partner with portage and social services in the neighbourhood delivery of care to vulnerable young people.

Some testimonials from parents and partners:

  • "all children are highly valued" (Ofsted)
  • "the children are extremely happy, busy and thoroughly engaged in everything they do" (Ofsted 2012)
  • ...they enjoy "healthy and nutritious freshly prepared foods"(Ofsted)
  • ...they are cared for in "a warm, safe environment" (Ofsted)
  • ...the best nursery we have seen (parents)
  • ...there is a wonderful atmosphere, every child is happy, we have seldom seen negative behaviour and that is because of the care, attention and stimulation given by the staff. ( HCTS Vocational Training Provider)
  • staff are super role models (HCTS Vocational Training Provider)
  • my son has the chance to mix with other children, which has helped him a lot and given him confidence (parent)
  • ...we value highly the provision you offer for children and families and can't tell you how important it is for us to have settings of your quality.(Knowsley Children's Services Manager for Early Years)
  • ...having so many staff in the rooms does make me feel more confident that my child's individual needs are met, especially if they need some one to one attention, without compromising the care that the other children receive.
  • With having some male carers in the room for our oldest child my husband felt that there was a positive male influence in their care.


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