Mealtimes

At Child’s Play mealtimes are seen as an important social occasion. Children sit in small groups with a member of staff who gently encourages independence, models expected behaviours and encourages communication and conversation.

Foods are freshly prepared daily on site. Our chef creates menus which are healthy and well balanced, with minimal salt, sugar and additives.  She strives to meet the nutritional needs, personal preferences and special dietary requirements of each child who attends our setting. With this in mind, we do not have set weekly menus, to enable us to cater for  children’s dietary requirements, when they occasionally change days.

The local council’s Environmental Health Officers (EHO) makes unannounced inspections of the kitchen and food handling areas of the nursery, giving a 1 to 5 star rating of the food hygiene in the setting.  Our chef’s food hygiene and general practice has been consistently been rated 5 stars.

Breakfast: Served Daily at 8 – 8.45am
A variety of cereals.
Drinks: milk or water

Morning snacks: Served Daily at 10 – 11am
Vegetable crudités and/or fresh fruit
Drinks: water

Lunch: Served Daily at 12 – 1.15pm
MondayJacket potatoes with grated cheese, or tuna fish, hummus, coleslaw, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot sticks, red, green & yellow peppers.
Fruit pancakes and natural yoghurt.
TuesdayRoast chicken (or Quorn fillet alternative), roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and onion gravy.
Apple and oat crumble with custard.
WednesdayChilli con carne (beef, or Quorn) with rice carrots, courgettes and sweetcorn.
Strawberry flan with yogurt.
ThursdayFish pie with broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.
Cheese and fresh fruit (mangoes, melon, apples, strawberries, grapes & blueberries).
FridaySpanish omelette with couscous and salad.
Fruit or zucchini cake and custard

Afternoon snacks: Served Daily at 3.15 – 4pm
Assorted savoury sandwiches and cheese wraps
Vegetable crudités and/or fresh fruit