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
Homemade beef cottage pie with hidden vegetables
Tangy lemon drizzle cake
Golden baked fish fingers served with freshly buttered bread
Crunchy pepper and cucumber slices
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian cottage pie (V)
Lemon cake (DF/GF)
Fishless fingers(V)
Yoghurt (DF)
Tuesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Cheese-topped garlic bread
Mildly spiced chicken curry and rice
Crispy baked jacket potato with baked beans
Wholesome homemade blueberry muffin
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Garlic bread (GF/DF)
Vegetarian curry (V)
Muffin(DF/GF)
Wednesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Traditional roast pork served with new potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables
Fresh strawberries and creamy vanilla ice cream
Egg mayonnaise or tuna mayonnaise sandwiches on wholemeal bread
Served with crunchy crudités
Homemade carrot and courgette cake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Quorn fillet (V)
Ice cream (DF)
Bread (GF)
Cake (DF/GF)
Thursday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Oven baked cod fillets with sweet potato wedges
Served with garden peas
Creamy homemade chocolate mousse
Italian-inspired pasta bake
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable bake (V)
Chocolate mousse )DF)
Pasta (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Friday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Fresh corn on the cobs
Homemade leek, cheese and potato tartlet
Pork sausage hotdogs served with homemade coleslaw
Chewy sultana flapjack
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Fresh melon slices (babies)
Tartlet (DF/GF)
Vegetarian sausage (V)
Bread (GF)
Flapjack (DF)

(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
Homemade chickpea hummus with crunchy crudités
Creamy cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake served with baguette slices
Homemade crispy chicken goujons served with mixed salad
Fresh banana slices served with vanilla custard
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable bake (DF/GF)
Bread (GF)
Quorn goujons (V)
Chicken goujons (GF)
Custard (DF)
Tuesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Traditional roast chicken with roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables
Indulgent homemade chocolate brownie
Ham and cheese sandwiches on wholemeal bread
Fresh tomato and cucumber slices
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Quorn fillet (V)
Brownie (DF/GF)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt *DF)
Wednesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Crunchy sweet potato biscuit
Aromatic fish and vegetable bake with a crumble topping
Crackers with chicken and cheddar cheese
Served with a cucumber and tomato salad
Homemade banana cake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable bake (V)
Crumble topping (GF/DF)
Crackers (GF)
Cake(GF/DF)
Thursday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Greek-inspired lamb moussaka
Baked ginger pudding with a zingy lemon sauce
Cheddar cheese, bean an sweetcorn wrap
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian moussaka (V)
Ginger pudding (GF/DF)
Lemon sauce (GF/DF)
Wrap (GF/DF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Friday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Sausage, bacon and bean bake
Homemade creamy raspberry swirl
Golden baked fishcakes with home made ratatouille
Homemade crunchy Anzac biscuit
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian bake (V)
Raspberry swirl (DF)
Vegetarian bake (V)
Biscuits (DF/GF)

(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
Creamy salmon and Vegetable pasta bake
Homemade tangy rhubarb fool
Freshly filled chicken rolls served with crunch carrot sticks
Homemade iced sponge cake
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian bake (V)
Pasta (GF)
Rhubarb fool (DF)
Cheese rolls (V)
Rolls (GF)
Sponge cake (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
White and wholemeal pitta bread soldiers with a smoked mackerel dip
Classic bangers and mash served with garden peas and gravy
Scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast
Sugar free jelly
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Pitta bread (GF)
Mackerel dip (DF)
Vegetable dip (V)
Vegetarian sausages (V)

Bread (GF)
Wednesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mildly spiced sweet potato and lentil curry
Homemade fruity apple cake
Ham and cheddar cheese wholemeal sandwiches
Fresh tomato and cucumber slices
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Apple cake (DF/GF) Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Cheddar cheese and cubed apple sticks
Traditional roast turkey
Served with new potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables
Golden baked fish fingers served with garden peas and freshly buttered bread
Creamy vanilla ice ream and homemade fruit coulis
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Cheese (DF)
Quorn fillet (V)
Fishless fingers (V)
Ice cream (DF)
Friday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Chinese-inspired sweet and sour chicken
Served with bulgur wheat
Homemade chocolate Krispy cake
Homemade melt-in-the-mouth cheese scones
Served with crunchy crudités
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Sweet and sour vegetables (V)
Rice (GF)
Krispy cakes (GF/DF)
Scones (GF/DF)
Yoghurt (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
Fresh melon slices
Moroccan-inspired lamb and vegetable tagine
Light tuna pasta salad
Homemade crunchy ginger biscuit
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable and chickpea tagine (V) Pasta salad (V)
Ginger biscuit (DF/GF)
Tuesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Creamy homemade fish pie with hidden vegetables
Tangy homemade lemon Bakewell tart
Freshly filled chicken rolls served with crunchy carrot sticks
Selection of fruit and yoghurt
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable pie (V)
Bakewell tart (DF/GF)
Cheese rolls (V)
Rolls (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Wednesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Summer pea and watercress soup
Savoury mince with vegetables, served with chive mash
Creamy butternut squash risotto
Homemade chocolate shortcake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Savoury vegetables (V) Risotto (DF)
Shortcake (DF/GF)
Thursday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Chinese-inspired chicken casserole served with rice
Homemade pineapple upside-down cake
Golden baked jacket potatoes with cheddar cheese and baked beans
Fruit cocktail and fresh melon slices
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable casserole (V)
Pineapple cake (DF/GF)
Friday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Traditional roast ham served with roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables
Fresh fruit salad
Egg mayonnaise and tuna mayonnaise wholemeal sandwiches
Served with crunchy crudités
Sugar free jelly
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Quorn fillet (V) Bread (GF)
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