Nursery Menu

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Daniella – Our Nursery Chef

Daniela our nursery cook, has lots of experience working in nurseries and care homes. Daniela cooks all of our meals from start to finish with good quality fresh produce. Daniela actively works with the children whilst trying out new recipes to get feedback from the children. We also provide a recipe of the month for parents to make at home with their children.

Healthy Meals and Snacks (included in the fees)

Our nutritionally balanced menus ensure our children are raring to go every day! We serve a delicious and nutritious 5 week rolling menu. Our wholesome and nourishing menus are specially designed to give your little one the very best start in life. Whenever possible to source all our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. We aim to make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked, nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development.

We believe that meal-times should be a happy, relaxed time where children learn social skills, manners, good hygiene practise and healthy eating habits to last them a lifetime.

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Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dinner - Option 1Roast chicken & sweet pepper pastaPork stew & rice Mince, mashed potato, peas & carrots Chicken curry & ricePasta Bolognese
Dinner - Option 2Creamy Vegetable Bake Baked fish in tomato sauce with potatoes & peas Vegetable nuggets & potato wedges Vegetable lasagne Lentil & tomato soup, tuna & cheese sandwiches
PuddingSelection of yoghurts Fruit fingersBanana custard Peach yoghurt pudding Ice cream
SnackOatcakes with pate, selection of vegetablesTortilla pizza, selection of vegetablesCrackers with hummus, cheese sticks and fruitHomemade cheese rolls, selection of vegetablesFruit loaf with butter, selection of fruit
Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dinner - Option 1Sausage & bean casserole with mashChicken pasta carbonara & vegetables Beef lasagne Beef pie & vegetablesHomemade fish cakes, baked beans & wedges
Dinner - Option 2Fish Mornay with potatoes & vegetables Vegetable chilli & rice Quorn chicken, couscous & broccoli Cauliflower cheese & vegetables Parsnip & potato soup, ham and cheese sandwiches
PuddingFruit slices YoghurtPears & toffee custardFruit slices Semolina & peaches
SnackCheese on toast & selection of vegetablesCheese rolls & selection of fruit & vegetablesBagels with cheese spread & fruit and vegetablesHomemade Pizza, selection of vegetablesBreadsticks, cheese slices, selection of fruit
Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dinner - Option 1Chicken Casserole & Rice Mince, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables Spring Chicken & VegetablesTurkey Burger sautéed Potatoes & VegetablesHomemade Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans & Wedges
Dinner - Option 2Quorn Burger with Tomato Sauce & Roast Potatoes Baked Fish, sautéed potatoes & Vegetables Vegetable Curry & Rice Macaroni Cheese Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup & Sandwiches
PuddingIce Cream Fruit SlicesYoghurtStrawberry Custard Fruit Slices
SnackCrackers with cheese spread & selection of fruit Homemade pizza & selection of vegetablesOatcakes with Pate, fruit & vegetables Cheese Garlic Bread, fruit & vegetablesSavoury Pan Cakes & selection of Vegetables
Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dinner - Option 1Pasta Bolognese Roast Chicken in Tomato Basil Sauce with potatoes & Broccoli Beef Chilli & Rice Sausages, beans, mashed potatoes & beetroot Stir Fry Chicken & Noodles
Dinner - Option 2Baked Fish in Dill Sauce with wedges and peasVegetable Nuggets, Roast Potatoes & Baked Beans Cheese Ravioli in White Sauce & Vegetables Roast Pepper filled with rice, vegetables Minted Green Pea Soup & Sandwiches
PuddingYoghurt Baked Apples & Custard Peach Yoghurt Pudding Fruit SlicesIce Cream
SnackBreadsticks, cheese, fruit & vegetablesTortilla pizza & selection of vegetables Cheese Rolls & selection of fruit Plain savoury Scones with fruit & vegetablesRice Cakes with Cheese Spread, fruit & vegetables
Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dinner - Option 1Meatballs in tomato sauce with mashed potatoes & vegetables Baked chicken bites, beans & potato wedgesCorned beef stovies with beetroot & oat cakesBeef Lasagne & Vegetables Sweet & sour chicken with rice
Dinner - Option 2Macaroni cheese & tomatoBaked fish in tarragon sauce, potato wedges & vegetablesVegetable curry & rice Cauliflower cheese & sautéed potatoes Sweet potato & tomato soup with sandwiches
PuddingFruit slicesIce creamChocolate custard Fruit SlicesYoghurt
SnackCrackers with hummus & selection of vegetables Bagels with cheese spread & selection of fruitCheese garlic bread & selection of vegetables Oat cakes with cheese spread & vegetables Bread sticks, cheese & selection of fruit

Dietary Requirements

Innovation is key to our success within the nursery kitchen.  Our menus are changed on a 4 week rolling rota, in line with the availability of seasonal produce and our nursery’s needs.  Above all, we have a flexible approach and are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary requirements including:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Weaning Foods

We ask our parents and children to inform us of changes that could be made to the menus and take all suggestions and requirements on board. All meals are cooked on site each day using fresh ingredients and wherever possible we use organic produce.

Special dietary/medical/religious or cultural requirements are catered for, tasting sessions are encouraged and above all food is fun as we encourage all children to share in the joy of fresh, tasty food eaten with friends in a relaxed social setting!