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 ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. We buy all our meat from The Butchers Block, just a few doors down from us on Portishead High Street, and our fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered to us from Chew Valley in the heart of Somerset, using British produce wherever possible.

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.

We select organic ingredients and 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 twice a day 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 carrot and broccoli florets
Assorted melon slices
Fresh fruit salad
Ham sandwiches on wholemeal bread
Fresh cucumber and tomato salad
Homemade chewy oat cookie
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Egg mayonnaise sandwiches
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 Bread (GF)
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 and pulse curry
Crumble (GF)
Custard (DF)
Pinwheels (GF/DF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
White and wholemeal pitta breads with garlic mayonnaise dip
Wholesome lentil bake served with broccoli and cauliflower florets
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)
Bread (GF) Fish fingers (GF)
Bread (GF)
Shortbread (DF/GF)
Friday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Traditional roast pork 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)
Quorn fillet
Yoghurt (DF)
Pasta (GF)
Strawberry sponge (GF/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
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 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 fingers served with fresh 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
Shortbread (GF/DF)
Bread (GF)
Wednesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Toasted wholemeal 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)
Bread (GF)
Cream cheese (DF)
Vegetarian pasta
Quiche (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)
Quorn fillet
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)
Savoury crumble (GF/DF)
Sponge (DF/GF)
Vegetarian pasta bake
Pasta (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
Deep filled vegetable lasagne
served with crunchy side salad
Warming apple crumble
served with vanilla ice cream
Mildly spiced Mexican chicken fajitas
Freshly baked gingerbread biscuit
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Lasagne (DF/GF)
Crumble (DF/GF)
Ice cream (DF)
Mexican vegetable fajitas
Wrap (GF)
Gingerbread (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Homemade eggy bread fingers topped with cheese
Traditional roast chicken with new potatoes
served with two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Wholemeal tuna mayonnaise sandwiches
served with crunchy side salad
Chocolate crispy cake
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Bread (GF)
Quorn fillet
Egg mayonnaise sandwiches
Bread (GF)
Chocolate crispy cake (DF)
Wednesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Italian-inspired pastitsio –
macaroni and beef bolognese bake
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)
Pasta (GF)
Vegetarian pastitsio
Bread and butter pudding (GF/DF)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Fragrant 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
Indulgent chocolate brownies
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian pie Jacket potatoes with cheese and beans
Chocolate brownies (GF/DF)
Friday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals

Fresh fruit

Winter lamb hotpot
served with roasted parsnips
Homemade chewy sultana cookie
Bean and cheese melt wrap
fresh cucumber sticks
Sliced apple
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Bread (GF)
Vegetarian hotpot
Wraps (GF)

(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
White and wholemeal pitta breads served with homemade Middle Eastern hummus
Savoury haddock crumble
medley of roasted vegetables
Ham and tomato French bread pizza served with crudités
Wholesome homemade banana cake
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Bread (GF)
Savoury vegetable crumble
Cheese and tomato pizza
Bread (GF)
Banana cake (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mildly spiced chicken curry with hidden vegetables
served with rice and a choice of lentil or spinach dhal
Homemade pear and vanilla sponge
Golden baked jacket potato filled with cheese and onion
Fresh fruit salad
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable and chickpea curry
Sponge (DF/GF)
Baked potato with beans (DF)
Wednesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Selection of melon slices
Traditional roast turkey with roast potatoes
served with two seasonal vegetables and gravy
Wholemeal sandwiches filled with tuna mayonnaise
served with fresh cucumber and tomato salad
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Quorn fillet Egg mayonnaise sandwiches
Bread (GF)
Thursday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Rich beef spaghetti bolognese
Fresh fruit salad
Mildly spiced coronation chicken served with homage potato wedges
Sticky jam sponge
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian bolognese
Spaghetti (GF)
Marinated tofu
Jam sponge (DF/GF)

Friday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Creamy cauliflower, broccoli and sweetcorn bake
served with crunch carrot sticks
Warming stewed apple and vanilla custard
Tuna and cheese melts on wholemeal toast
Natural yoghurt served with a selection of fresh fruit
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable bake (GF/DF)
Custard (DF)
Cheese on toast
Beans on toast (DF)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Here There!

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