Food & nutrition

From weaning to feasting, our meals appeal to all appetites at The Nursery. Our food is freshly prepared daily in our kitchen, with carefully chosen ingredients to help children develop a wide-ranging enjoyment of food and mealtimes.

We believe young children should have every day, well-balanced meals that will provide the goodness they require for healthy growth and mental development, giving them the best possible start in life.

Our in-house chef carefully develops our menus to offer a wide variety of different flavours, textures and cuisines to help children develop a healthy and varied approach to food. All our meals are cooked without salt, artificial additives, flavours or preservatives – and we encourage children to be adventurous by offering meals such as mildly spiced Thai chicken curry, Caribbean stewed chicken and Moroccan lamb tagine with couscous.

Children are encouraged to try new foods and eat the meals provided as they watch their peers doing the same – many parents are surprised by just how adventurous their littles ones can be!

We cater for all dietary requirements, including dairy-free, gluten-free, soya-free and tomato-free diets, offering imaginative and creative alternatives for anyone who needs them.

We serve breakfast, lunch and tea daily, with fresh, healthy snacks to keep our children nourished and energised. Our menus change with the seasons and are carefully coordinated to provide wholesome, nutritionally balanced diets for our tiny diners.

Our new autumn/winter menus are below – bon appetit!

(GF) = Gluten free, (DF) = Dairy free, (EF) = Egg free, (TF) = Tomato free

Day Breakfast Lunch Tea
Monday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Creamy macaroni cheese
Served with broccoli and carrots
Homemade chewy oat cookie
Ham sandwiches on wholemeal bread
Fresh cucumber an tomato salad
Assorted melon slices
Fruit salad
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Macaroni cheese (DF/GF)
Oat cookie (DF/GF)
Cheese sandwiches (V)
Wholemeal bread (GF)
Tuesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Fresh pineapple slices and cheddar chunks
Warming beef cottage pie with hidden vegetables
Chunky winter vegetable soup served with crusty bread
Homemade wholesome carrot cake
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian cottage pie (V) Carrot cake (DF/GF)
Wednesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mildly spiced chicken curry
Served with rice
Homemade winter fruit crumble served with warm vanilla custard
Savoury cheese and tomato pinwheels
Fresh pepper slices
Natural yoghurt served with winter berry coulis
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable curry (V)
Custard (DF)
Pinwheels (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Selection of white and wholemeal pitta breads with a garlic mayonnaise dip
Wholesome lentil bake served with broccoli and cauliflower
Golden baked fish fingers served with baked beans and freshly buttered bread
Homemade buttery shortbread biscuit
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Pitta breads (GF) Fishless fingers (V)
Bread (GF)
Shortbread (GF/DF)
Friday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Roast pork served with a choice of roast or boiled potatoes
Served with two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Natural yoghurt served with fresh fruit
Homemade creamy Italian pesto with pasta
Indulgent strawberry swirl sponge
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet (V)
Yoghurt (DF)
Pesto (DF)
Sponge (DF/GF)

(GF) = Gluten free, (DF) = Dairy free, (EF) = Egg free, (TF) = Tomato free

Day Breakfast Lunch Tea
Monday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Selection of fresh melon slices
Warming “Ranchers Pie” – sausages, beans, tomatoes and vegetables topped with creamy mashed potatoes
Warming carrot and orange soup
Served with a bread roll
Homemade jam and vanilla sponge
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian Ranchers Pie (V) Bread (GF)
Sponge (DF/GF)
Tuesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Creamy chicken and vegetable fricassee
Served with rice
Melt-in-the-mouth chocolate shortbread
Apple slices
Egg mayonnaise wholemeal sandwiches
served with fresh cucumber sticks
Fresh fruit salad
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable fricassee (V)
Shortbread (DF/GF)
Bread (GF)
Wednesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Toasted triangles topped with cream cheese and chives
Salmon and vegetable pasta with homemade sauce
Savoury homemade quiche served with freshly made potato wedges
Chewy oat flapjack
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Toast (GF)
Vegetable pasta (V)
Quiche (GF/DF)
Flapjack (GF/DF)
Thursday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Traditional roast turkey served with roast potatoes, two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Indulgent Eve’s pudding served with warm vanilla custard
Loaded vegetable pizza served with homemade coleslaw
Fresh banana slices
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet (V)
Eve’s pudding(GF/DF)
Custard (DF)
Pizza (GF/DF)
Friday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Savoury butterbean and winter vegetable crumble
Served with mashed swede and carrot
Homemade tangy Jaffa sponge
Warming tuna pasta bake served with cucumber and tomato salad
Natural yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruit
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Crumble (DF/GF)
Sponge (DF/GF)
Vegetarian pasta bake (V)
Pasta (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)

(GF) = Gluten free, (DF) = Dairy free, (EF) = Egg free, (TF) = Tomato free

Day Breakfast Lunch Tea
Monday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Deep filled vegetable lasagne served with a crunchy side salad
Warming apple crumble served with vanilla ice cream
Mildly spiced Mexican fajitas
Freshly baked gingerbread biscuit
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Lasagne (DF/GF)
Crumble (GF/DF)
Ice cream (DF)
Wraps (GF)
Biscuit (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Homemade eggy bread fingers topped with cheese
Traditional roast chicken served with new potatoes, two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Wholemeal tuna mayonnaise sandwiches served with a crunchy side salad
Chewy chocolate crispy cake
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Eggy bread (GF/DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet (V)
Cheese sandwiches (V)
Bread (GF)
Crispy cake (DF)
Wednesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Italian-inspired pastitsio – macaroni and beef bolognese bake served with a roasted medley of vegetables
Homemade bread and butter pudding
Warming baked beans on wholemeal toast
Natural yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruit
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian pasta bake (V)
Bread pudding (GF/DF)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Fragrant homemade tomato and basil soup
Creamy homemade fish pie served with steamed cauliflower and broccoli florets
Golden baked jacket potatoes served with British ham slices
Crunchy carrot sticks
Natural yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruit
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian pie (V)
Fish pie (DF)
Cheese (V)
Yoghurt (DF)
Friday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Winter lamb hotpot served with roasted parsnips
Homemade gooey chocolate brownies
Bean and cheese melt wrap with fresh cucumber sticks
Fresh apple slices
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable hotpot (V)
Brownies (GF/DF)
Wraps (GF/DF)

(GF) = Gluten free, (DF) = Dairy free, (EF) = Egg free, (TF) = Tomato free

Day Breakfast Lunch Tea
Monday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Selection of white and wholemeal pitta breads with homemade Middle Easter hummus
Savoury haddock crumble served with a medley of roasted vegetables
French bread pizza topped with ham and tomato served with crudités
Wholesome homemade banana cake
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Pitta breads (GF)
Vegetarian crumble (V)
Savoury crumble (DF/GF)
Cheese and tomato pizza (V)
French bread (GF)
Banana cake (DF/GF)
Tuesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mildly spiced chicken curry with hidden vegetables
Served with a choice of lentil or spinach dhal
Homemade pear and vanilla sponge
Golden baked jacket potatoes filled with cheese and onion
Fresh fruit salad
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable and chickpea curry (V)
Sponge (DF/GF)
Cheese (DF)
Wednesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Selection of melon slices
Traditional roast turkey served with roast potatoes, two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Tuna mayonnaise wholemeal sandwiches served with cucumber and tomato salad
Homemade buttery chocolate shortbread
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet (V) Cheese sandwiches (V)
Bread (GF)
Shortbread (DF/GF)
Thursday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Rich beef spaghetti bolognese
Selection of fresh fruit
Mildly spiced coronation chicken served with homemade potato wedges
Sticky jam sponge
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Homemade vegetable pasta sauce (V)
Coronation Quorn
Sponge (DF/GF)
Friday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Creamy cauliflower, broccoli and sweetcorn bake served with crunchy carrot sticks
Warming stewed apple with vanilla custard
Cheese and tuna melts
Natural yoghurt served with a selection of fresh fruit
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable bake (DF)
Custard (DF)
Cheese melts (V)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
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