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Children attending Chalkhouse Nursery will experience a variety of healthy, balanced and nutritious foods which will give them all the energy they need for a busy day of play, learning and development. All our meals are prepared, cooked and provided on site.

Meals are served family style, so that children can experience the social aspects of meal times, setting the table, collecting and talking about the foods they are about to eat and then helping us to clear away. We do not use high chairs as we do not believe children like to be strapped in before eating. All children are encouraged and supported by staff to ensure they get the best from our meal times. We have seasonal, rotating menus to make sure the children are given as much variety as possible.

Menu (week 1)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cereal and mixed fruit

Breadsticks

Ratatouille pasta

Oranges

Buttery bagels with crudites

Cereal and mixed fruit

Bananas

Veggie hot dogs, wedges and sweetcorn

Strawberries

Turkey wraps with crudites

Cereal and mixed fruit

Apples

Quorn roast, roast potatoes, mixed veg and gravy

Rice cakes

Cream cheese sandwiches with crudites

Cereal and mixed fruit

Pears

Quorn BBQ chicken and rice

Cheese cubes and cucumber

Sliced pizza, carrot and cucumber

Cereal and mixed fruit

Cracker and raisins

Jacket potato, cheese and beans

Homemade biscuits

Jam on toast with crudites

At Chalkhouse we believe in educating children about food to encourage them to make healthy choices. We provide breakfast between 8 and 8.30 am, a snack at 10, lunch at midday, another snack at 3 pm and tea at 4.30. We are able to cater for all nutritional requirements, including allergies and religious needs. We are committed to offering the children 5+ portions of fruit and vegetables every day and we encourage parents to share recipe ideas to keep our menus interesting. All meals are served with water and/or milk that the children are encouraged to access themselves as their independence grows.

We recently made changes to our menu to try to be more environmentally friendly.