At each nursery you will see our fully qualified cook home-style prepared dishes and below is a sample selection. We provide tasty, nutritious and well balanced menu choices and these are changed weekly. We prepare food every day on site using fresh ingredients to create an interesting healthy menu which will cater for all tastes.
We always offer second-helping round if desired, independent self-serve and watered down juice is only served at lunch time and water for the rest of the day. Throughout the day, children will have access to water to ensure they are hydrated to learn and are comfortable.
For babies and toddlers, we feel it is very important to us, that we work closely with parents during this important time and discuss the child experiences and dislike. We are parent-led and follow the pattern they set. We can offer advice from the latest guidance and experience; initially we advise starting with first foods, then finger foods and progressing onto soft cooked solid food.
Our highly qualified and experienced staff are trained to ensure portion size and consistency of the baby’s food are correct. It’s a really important step in their development, and it can be great fun to explore new flavours and textures together. To begin with, how much your baby takes is less important than getting them used to the idea of eating. They will still be getting most of their nutrition from breast milk or infant formula.
|Monday||Selection of cereals and toast||Vegetable fricassee with cous cous
|Potato cakes & beans and fruit|
|Tuesday||Selection of cereals and toast||Jambalaya (chicken or vegetables and rice)
|Butternut & carrot soup with bread rolls and fruit|
|Wednesday||Selection of cereals and toast||Fish pie and other pies
Dorset apple cake
|Assorted sandwiches and fruit|
|Thursday||Selection of cereals and toast||Vegetable lasagne
|Tuna & cheese pitta and fruit|
|Friday||Selection of cereals and toast||Beef/vegetable/soya protein stew & dumplings
Lemon sponge & custard
|Spaghetti on toast and fruit.|
|Monday||Baby rice /porridge/wheat-based cereals||Milk||Tuna pasta and fruit|
|Tuesday||Baby rice /porridge/wheat-based cereals||Milk||Butternut & carrot soup with bread rolls and fruit|
|Wednesday||Baby rice /porridge/wheat-based cereals||Milk||Roasted vegetable fingers and fruit|
|Thursday||Baby rice /porridge/wheat-based cereals||Milk||Traffic light risotto and fruit|
|Friday||Baby rice /porridge/wheat-based cereals||Milk||Patatas Bravas and fruit|
We ask for known allergies and intolerances at the start and ask that you tell us when these symptoms may occur.
“My son eats food at the nursery that he wouldn’t and doesn’t eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks.” Parent
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum