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
Hearty cottage pie with hidden vegetables
Tangy homemade lemon drizzle cake
Golden baked fish fingers
Fresh cucumber and pepper slices and bread sticks
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian cottage pie
Lemon drizzle cake (DF/GF)
Vegetable fingers
Fish fingers (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Tuesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Cheese topped garlic bread slices
Mildly spiced chicken curry served with rice
Oven baked jacket potatoes with baked beans
Homemade blueberry muffins
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Garlic bread (GF/DF)
Vegetable curry
Muffins (DF/GF)
Wednesday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Roast pork with new potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables
Fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream
Egg or tuna sandwiches on wholemeal bread
Served with fresh crudités
Homemade wholesome carrot and courgette cake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Roast Quorn fillet
Ice cream (DF)
Bread (GF)
Carrot and courgette 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
Indulgent homemade chocolate mousse
Italian inspired pasta with hidden vegetables
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Mousse (DF) Pasta (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Friday
(week one)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Corn on the cob or melon slices
Homemade leek, cheese and potato tartlet
Hotdogs served with fresh homemade coleslaw
Chewy oats sultana flapjack
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Tartlet (DF/GF Vegetarian hotdogs
Bread (GF)
Flapjacks (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
Homemade hummus served with freshly cut crudités
Warming cauliflower and broccoli cheese with baguette slices
Golden chicken goujons served with green salad
Fresh banana slices with homemade custard
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Cauliflower and broccoli cheese (DF/GF)
Bread (GF)
Bread (GF)
Sponge (DF/GF)
Tuesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Roast chicken served with crispy roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Indulgent homemade chocolate brownie
Ham or cheese wholemeal sandwiches
served with fresh cucumber sticks and cherry tomatoes
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet
Chocolate brownie (DF/GF)
Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Wednesday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Crunchy homemade sweet potato biscuit
Warming fish and vegetable bake with crumble topping
Crunchy crackers with chicken or cheese
Served with cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes
Homemade banana cake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Sweet potato biscuit (DF/GF)
Vegetable crumble bake
Fish and vegetable crumble (GF/DF) (DF)
Crackers (GF)
Banana cake (GF/DF)
Thursday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Greek-style lamb moussaka with hidden vegetables
Home made ginger pudding with lemon sauce
Mexican-inspired cheese, bean and sweetcorn wrap
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetarian moussaka
Ginger pudding with lemon sauce (GF/DF)
Wraps (GF/DF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Friday
(week two)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Hearty sausage, bean and bacon surprise
Homemade raspberry swirl
Fishcakes served with homemade vegetable ratatouille
Homemade oaty Anzac biscuit
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable and bean surprise
Raspberry swirl (DF)
Vegetables cakes
Fishcakes (GF)
Anzac biscuit (GF/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
Hearty salmon and vegetable pasta bake
Homemade fruity rhubarb fool
Freshly filled rolls with chicken
served with crunchy carrot sticks
Home-made iced sponge cake
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable pasta bake
Rhubarb fool (DF)
Cheese rolls
Rolls (GF)
Sponge cake (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Homemade smoked mackerel dip with pitta bread soldiers
Local sausages and mash with garden peas and homemade onion gravy
Scrambled egg on wholemeal toast
Fruit sugar free jelly
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable dip
Pitta bread (GF)
Vegetarian sausages
Bread (GF)

 

Wednesday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mildly spiced sweet potato and lentil curry
Served with rice
Homemade seasonal apple cake
Wholemeal sandwiches filled with ham or cheese
Cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes
Natural yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruit
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Apple cake (GF/DF) Bread (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Thursday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Mini cheese and apple kebabs
Roast turkey with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Golden baked fish fingers and garden peas
served with wholemeal bread and butter
Vanilla ice cream with homemade fruit coulis
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Cheese and apple kebabs (DF)
Roasted Quorn fillet
Vegetable fingers
Bread (GF)
Vanilla ice cream (DF)
Friday
(week three)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals

Fresh fruit

Oriental sweet and sour chicken served with bulgur wheat
Crunchy homemade chocolate crispy cake
Homemade cheese scones
Served with freshly cut crudités
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Sweet and sour vegetables
Rice (GF)
Chocolate crispy cake (DF)
Cheese 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
Selection of fresh melon slices
Moroccan-inspired lamb tagine
Creamy tuna pasta salad
Homemade crisp ginger biscuit
Monday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Vegetable tagine Vegetarian pasta salad
Ginger biscuit (GF/DF)
Tuesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Hearty homemade fish pie with hidden vegetables
Zesty lemon Bakewell tart
Chicken-filled fresh rolls
Served with carrot sticks
Selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt
Tuesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Savoury vegetable pie
Bakewell tart (DF/GF)
Cheese rolls
Bread rolls (GF)
Yoghurt (DF)
Wednesday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Summer pea and watercress soup
Savoury mince and vegetables served with chive mash
Creamy butternut squash risotto
Homemade chocolate shortcake
Wednesday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Savoury vegetable casserole Risotto (DF)
Shortcake (DF/GF)
Thursday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Chinese chicken and vegetable casserole
served with rice
Homemade pineapple upside cake
Oven baked jacket potatoes with grated cheese and baked beans
Homemade fruit cocktail and melon slices
Thursday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Chinese vegetable casserole
Pineapple cake (GF/DF)
Friday
(week four)
Selection of low sugar breakfast cereals
Fresh fruit
Baked ham with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Fresh fruit salad
Wholemeal sandwiches filled with egg mayonnaise or tuna
Freshly cut crudités
Fruity sugar free jelly
Friday alternatives Cereal selection (GF)
Soya and rice milks (DF)
Baked Quorn fillet Bread (GF)
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