Why Choose Us?
Little Pixies is built on a foundation of ‘nurturing with nature’, whilst creating an environment where children feel valued and leave at the end of their time with us as confident individuals and full of happy memories. Every family is unique in its values and beliefs and we take time to get to know you and work closely to become an extension of the foundations of family life that you have laid.
To achieve this goal, we firmly believe it is an all round experience from the engagement of members of the team, what we all eat, the activities we undertake and the bond we build with each other.
Building a relationship with parents is key to achieving your child’s best outcomes, we offer comprehensive handovers at the end of sessions, access to your child’s learning journey via Tapestry and support an open-door policy. Communication is key to developing our relationship and sharing information/experiences from home is encouraged.
We are committed to introducing children to new experiences and we have visiting outside teachers for activity workshops such as Pyjama Drama and Mini Professors. Sensory experiences are important to a developing mind and body, and we offer lots of opportunities for our babies and children to explore sounds, lights and textures. Messy experiences are a must; painting, messy food play, shaving foam, water and sand frequently get stuck between toes!
Our philosophy to food and healthy eating has always been about enjoying everything in a balanced way. Food is one of life’s greatest joys and we believe that when you use good ingredients to make pasta dishes, stews, roast dinners, fruit salads, and even outrageous puddings, they all have a place in our diets.
Food and exercise is a key element of a child’s wellbeing and something that we are passionate about. We enjoy creating new and exciting meals for the children and the heart of every mealtime is sitting around the table together which we believe is the cornerstone to a balanced and happy day.
Little Pixies holds a Platinum Healthy Eating award with Shropshire Council. We are recognised as having a Level 5 in Food Health & Hygiene.
Eat Better Move More Campaign
Shropshire Council’s Public Health Team piloted a campaign to raise standards and awareness in Early Years about reducing childhood obesity and following an intensive programme of auditing we were recognised as achieving the high standards needed to help reduce this ever growing problem.
Our menus change regularly to reflect the best of the seasons, giving children the variety they need to try new ideas and is part of a healthy and balanced approach to food. Our meals are all prepared daily from scratch on site.
All our fees are fully inclusive of meals, snacks and milk, alternative milks if required.
Breakfast is served until 9am and may consist of a variety of wholegrain cereals. Mid morning snack will consist of a variety of fruit and toast, crumpets or muffins. Our main meal of the day is at Lunchtime and could be anything from a Cottage Pie with root veg mash, broccoli & peas to a Thai Curry followed by a Fruit based pudding such as Crumbles, Fruit Mousses or Chocolate & Beetroot Brownies. We have at least one meat free day and enjoy fish once a week. Afternoon snack often consists of crackers and cheese with crudities followed by an early tea of freshly made smoked mackerel pate on toast & yoghurt. Often a homemade cake or oaty biscuits are on offer instead of yoghurt. Rice Pudding is often requested as a firm favourite! Whatever stage your child is at during the weaning process, we can support and work with parents to achieve their aims and choices.
Where our food comes from is important to us, we therefore source only the highest quality meat, fish and freshest fruit & vegetables. Our butcher is known personally to us and regularly visits her suppliers on their farms to ensure quality & high standards of welfare. Our fruit and vegetables come from a local supplier and are selected for seasonality and taste.
Focus on outdoor play
We believe in outdoor play and access to fresh air every day, whether they are using our large garden or going on walks around the farm, village, and local park.
Exercise and outdoor learning are a key element to well-being, and all the children have access to our gardens at least twice a day. In fact, we can also enjoy snack time and picnic tea’s outside.
Our garden offers lots of physical & sensory experiences including; a mud kitchen, construction, water play, sand, a hill for climbing and large tractor tyres for crawling through.
We feel there is no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. All in one suits and wellies a must!