Meals

Meals

All of our food is prepared in house by our Nursery Cook, Rose. Rose works to a high standard, working to create inspiring and delicious meals for the children in conjunction with the Healthy Under 5’s menu. Healthy Under 5’s is a Cornwall County Council run programme to combat childhood obesity and ensure children are getting the correct nutrients, minerals and vitamins throughout the day based on a balanced diet. All of our food prepared here is run from a menu currently holding a level 4 Healthy Under 5’s badge and a level 5 food hygiene rating. To find out more about Healthy Under 5’s please click here.

Only the freshest produce is used and local ingredients are sourced where possible including the vegetables children grow in our vegetable patch. Rose is brilliant at thinking up new cooking crafts for the children such as ginger bread houses, cookie Christmas trees, Easter eggs, cake baking and many more.

All food is freshly cooked and centred around parent and child feedback. All food has a high nutritional value and meals are all balanced with a variety from day to day. We aim to help develop children’s healthy eating habits as well as giving them the opportunity to interact and socialise at meal times with other children and staff.

Our preschool and two year old room run a snack cafe system where children find their own name, help themselves to snack, when they decide which promotes independance, helps to recognise their own name and friend’s names, promotes routines such as hand washing, gives time for socialisation around the snack table and discussions on how food is available to us e.g. does it grow? has it been chopped up? does it come from a packet? This provides a whole learning experience just from having a snack!

We offer lunch and dinner for our children as well as regular healthy snacks between meals. Water and milk is available throughout the day and is freely available. Children with special dietary requirements and feeding needs are catered for readily and easily. We encourage children to explore new healthy foods and talk to the children about the meals as their feedback is super important to us as well as parents feedback. Menus are rotated every 3 weeks and changed 4 times a year in co-ordinance with the seasons.

As well as daily cooking Rose also offers seasonal meals for our children and parents such as Christmas dinner, summer BBQ’s and campfire treats. If you would like to sample some of our food please contact us to arrange a time to come and meet the team. Please see below for the current menu’s available on a three week rolling menu.

Our meal charges can be found by clicking here. Children who do not need meals in the setting are welcome to bring packed lunch from home under the Nipper Nutrition guidance, information on Nippers Nutrition packed lunches can be found by clicking here.

N.B.

Vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, baby led weaning and cultural dietary requirements are always available

Allergies and intolerances are catered for every child please ask our nursery cook for alternative options

All children under the age of 2 years of age will be given full fat milk (unless parent has specified otherwise), semi skimmed milk is also available for all children

All bread used is Hovis 50/50 for a balance of whole grain in the diet

All sauces and baked beans are reduced salt and sugar

All meals are homemade

Breakfast includes toast, crumpets, low sugar and low salt cereals, yoghurt and fruit.

 

Week One- (Winter 1st October-31st March

Week one Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Snack

10.00

Pineapple and cheese cubes Strawberries and natural yoghurt Toast and sliced banana Apple slices and grapes Satsuma and melon slices
Lunch

12.00

Homemade tomato, chicken and bacon pasta bake

 

 

 

Sliced bananas and homemade custard

Sweet and sour pork with rice

 

 

 

 

Homemade carrot cake

Roast gammon or quorn and stuffing served with seasonal vegetables and gravy

 

Homemade fruit salad

Fish and broccoli pie served with sweetcorn

 

 

 

Homemade flapjack with dried fruit

Jacket potato with homemade vegetable chilli

 

 

 

Natural yoghurt and fruit

Afternoon Snack

14.30

Homemade houmous, carrot sticks and toast Cheese straws and grapes Cheese cubes, apple slices and crackers Cottage cheese, crackers and pepper sticks Pineapple chunks, ham and breadsticks
Tea

16.15

Ham sandwiches, cucumber sticks and tomatoes

 

 

 

Selection of fruit

Jacket potato with ham and cheese served with a salad garnish

 

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade cheese, peperoni, and ham and pineapple pizza’s with vegetable sticks

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade cheese and tomato pasta bake

 

 

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade quiche and warm new potatoes

 

 

 

Selection of fruit

 

Week Two- (Winter 1st October-31st March

Week Two Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Snack

10.00

Pineapple and cheese cubes Apple slices and grapes Toasted crumpet and cream cheese Strawberries and natural yoghurt Mini fruit salad
Lunch

12.00

Homemade cauliflower, broccoli, leek and bacon bake with crusty bread

 

Homemade flapjack

with dried fruit

Roast chicken or quorn and stuffing served with seasonal vegetables and gravy

 

Natural yoghurt and fruit

Homemade ratatouille with chick peas served with a cheesy jacket potato

 

 

Sugar free jelly

Fishcakes served with green beans and sweetcorn

 

 

 

Homemade pineapple cake

Homemade lasagne served with salad

 

 

 

 

Dairy/soya ice cream

 

Afternoon Snack

14.30

Rice cakes with bananas and strawberries Homemade houmous, carrot sticks and toast Cheese straws and grapes Cheese cubes, apple slices and crackers Ham, melon and breadsticks
Tea

16.15

Homemade sausage roll with baked beans

 

Selection of fruit

Cheese sandwiches, cucumber sticks and tomatoes

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade quiche and warm new potatoes

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade sausage and tomato pasta bake

 

Selection of fruit

Jacket potato with cheese and beans

 

 

Selection of fruit

 

Week Three- (Winter 1st October-31st March

Week Three Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Snack

10.00

Toasted crumpet and cream cheese Pineapple and cheese cubes Satsuma and melon slices Toast and sliced banana Apple slices and grapes
Lunch

12.00

Sausage, mash and peas

 

 

 

 

Natural yoghurt and fruit

Beef and vegetable casserole served with crusty bread

 

 

 

Rice pudding with berries

Cheese whirls and baked beans

 

 

 

 

Homemade custard and sliced banana

Roast pork or quorn and stuffing served with seasonal vegetables and gravy

 

Homemade flapjack

Homemade chicken and butternut squash curry with rice

 

 

Homemade vanilla cake

Afternoon Snack

14.30

Homemade houmous, carrot sticks and toast Cheese straws and grapes Cottage cheese, crackers and pepper sticks Cheese cubes, apple slices and crackers Ham, melon and breadsticks

 

Tea

16.15

Homemade macaroni ham and cheese with garlic bread

 

Selection of fruit

Homemade quiche and warm new potatoes

 

 

Selection of fruit

Ham sandwiches, cucumber sticks and tomatoes

 

 

Selection of fruit

Fish cakes and spaghetti hoops

 

 

 

Selection of fruit

Leek and potato soup with bread

 

 

 

Selection of fruit