Advice for families:
Weaning

According to current guidance, introducing solid foods to your baby can begin when they reach 6 months of age, and baby-led weaning is recommended as an approach. At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we understand the importance of following your wishes and supporting you during the weaning process for your baby.

We recognise that every parent has unique preferences and requirements when it comes to their baby’s weaning journey. Our dedicated staff members are experienced and knowledgeable in assisting parents during this stage. We will work closely with you to understand your weaning approach and support you in implementing it at the nursery. We value open communication and collaboration, ensuring that your wishes and the needs of your baby are respected and met.

To provide nutritious and freshly prepared meals for your baby, we have an onsite cook, Mrs. Rowe, who prepares meals daily in the Venn Sullivan Centre café. These meals are designed to be suitable for babies aged 6 months and older, following recommended guidelines for their age and developmental stage. We prioritize the use of fresh ingredients and maintain high standards of food safety and hygiene to provide healthy and nourishing meals for your baby.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we are committed to partnering with parents to create a seamless and supportive weaning experience for your baby. Join us as we work together to introduce a varied and balanced diet, promoting their growth and development in a nurturing environment. We understand the significance of this milestone and are here to provide guidance, expertise, and assistance throughout the weaning process.

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other professionals.”

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that their children’s needs are met and that they progress well in their learning.”

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of the importance of healthy lifestyles on their physical well-being.”

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progress successfully.”

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reducing gaps in their communication and language.”

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“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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