From December 2014, it is our duty as a Pre-School to provide allergen information on the foods we provide. Food allergens pose a significant risk to consumers with allergic conditions, which may even be life threatening.
As a Pre-School, it is our responsibility to ensure that we share with you allergen information for the food we provide and serve to your child, and that it is accurate, consistent and verifiable. When staff prepare food they check the ingredients to make sure allergen information is correct, to avoid triggering an allergic reaction.
There are 14 allergens currently listed under food law that we must declare, we do this by recording our daily snack.
- Cereals containing gluten, eg wheat (including spelt and khorasan), rye, barley and oats and their hybridised strains
- crustaceans, eg prawns, crab and lobster
- nuts, eg almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio, cashew, macadamia nuts or Queensland nuts
- celery (including celeriac)
- sulphur dioxide/sulphites (preservatives used in some foods and drinks) at levels above 10mg per kg or per litre
- molluscs, eg clams, mussels, whelks oysters, snails and squid
If you have any questions in regards to the above information or any other food/diet related topic, please feel free to discuss this with a member of staff.
What Ofsted say about us…
|“The supervisor and staff have high expectations of children’s learning and how they
should behave. Staff are well qualified and continually update their knowledge and skills to
keep abreast of early years requirements. For example, they attend courses, research
online and share their experiences with colleagues. Safeguarding is effective. Staff are well
deployed and there are good adult-to-child ratios. All staff keep up to date with
safeguarding requirements. They supervise children effectively and follow rigorous safety
procedures to help ensure children are safe. Staff routinely review how to recognise
children at risk and how to respond to concerns about children’s welfare.“
|Ofsted Report 2018|