Day nursery in Plymouth for babies, toddlers and pre-school children


Daily Meals

All our food is prepared daily in our own kitchen by our experienced cook who provides wholesome food. The cook uses fresh food, fruit & vegetables and all our snacks will be a healthy choice. We have received the Local Authority’s Healthy Eating Award and have a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating.

All our menus will be displayed on the notice board so that you can see what your child has eaten, or will eat that day, please ask staff any questions about your child’s particular eating habits.

All the babies will eat in the baby room and they are given all the help and encouragement they need to become confident eaters. All our food can be adapted for each child so we can change the consistency, size and we will also change our meals according to any preferences or allergies.

In our pre-school room our toddlers and pre-school children may have lunch together, which we feel encourages children’s learning and it is also a time where they can all socialise together. We will encourage the children to help at meal times, for example, taking turns in laying the table and help giving out the drinks.

We've included an example of our menus, which will vary day to day and cover the next four weeks, so you can see well in advance what you child will be eating. All meals are freshly prepared, and will be nutritious and well balanced. All meals can be suited to individual dietary requirements/preferences. Fresh fruit and vegetables are served every day and we always try to ensure that your child has at least five portions a day.

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Monday Cheesy Potato cakes & baked beans Tuna Mornay & baked beans Fisherman’s Pie, carrots & Peas Saucy Bacon & Vegetable Pasta bake
Tuesday Spanish Fish Crumble & Mixed Vegetables Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Carbonara Broccoli & Cauliflower Tart & Spaghetti Tuna & Sweetcorn Fishcakes & Spaghetti
Wednesday Cottage Pie, Carrots & Sweetcorn Chilli & Rice Ham & Sweetcorn Macaroni Cheesy bake Sausage Toadies, Mashed Potato & Onion gravy
Thursday Sausage Chilli & Rice Sausage & Vegetable Hotpot Chicken & Mushroom Pie & baked beans Lasagne & baked beans
Friday Ham, Mushroom & Sweet Potato Pasta bake Spaghetti Bolognese Savoury Mince & Rice Sweet & Sour Chicken & Rice

Breakfast: Toast
  Fruit juice
  Milk or Water
Tea: Sandwiches
  Cocktail sausages
  Pizza (homemade)
  Cheese and Crackers
  Celery Sticks
  Dried Fruit
  Fruit juice
  Milk or Water
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