Tiddly Winks Nursery Meals and Snacks

Approach

At Tiddly Winks Nursery  we offer our children a well balanced, nutritional set of meals and snacks that are cooked on site.  Because have a full time cook and we prepare the food daily, we can ensure that our food contains the minimum amount of salt and sugar. 

We have been awarded the "GOOD" award from the children's Food Trust. Our menu has been created in line with the "Eat Better Start Better" guidelines. The Eat Better, Start Better programme (The Children's Food Trust) was commissioned by the Department for Education and developed with organisations like PACEY, the National Day Nurseries Association and the Pre-School Learning Alliance. It ensures that the nutritional requirements of children aged from one up to five years are met. Our menu has been checked and approved by the Children's Food Trust. You can download the Practical Guide here:  Click for details

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

 

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey We are now working together with the "Early Years Nutrition Partnership" to further enhance and encourage healthy eating habits for the children who attend. Click to view their website

kids eating at nursery

 

Encouraging
children to eat

Not all children eat well and we know this can be a headache and a worry for many parents.  At Tiddly Winks Nursery we make meal times fun and a social affair. We try to promote healthy eating and good table manners to the children. We all eat at the same time (staff and children) and we help and encourage all the children to try different foods.

Allergies and Dietary Requirements

Our Cook is experienced with catering for children's food allergies and intolerances. If your child has a documented allergy or intolerance, we will arrange for you to meet with Cook, and, if required, our Nutritionist, to ensure that we provide a nutritious and balanced diet for your child.   

We also work closely with the East Surrey Dental Department in planning our meals, and on their advice we always offer a choice of fresh fruit with our morning snack, lunch and afternoon tea, rather than sweetened puddings.

 

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

Menu

We have a weekly menu on a 4 weekly rota so you can see what your child will eat before-hand. This is displayed within the nursery for your reference. Lunch is always a hot cooked meal. At tea time, we encourage the children to help with the preparaton, developing their independence and use of cutlery skills. For the younger children, we will always tell you daily about what they liked and how much or little they ate.

Drinks

For toddlers and pre-schoolers, we have drinking stations where the children gradually learn to help themselves.  Babies have access to fresh drinks throughout the day. We offer the children a choice of water or fresh milk.

Meal times

Our meal and snack times are at :

  • Breakfast 8am to 8.30am
  • Snack varies from group to group, but is about 10 am to 10.30 am
  • Lunch 12 noon - 12.30pm
  • Tea 4:00pm
  • Afternoon snack 

Current Menu

Our menus have been prepared by nutritionists and the Early Years Nutrition Partnership, as part of our shared venture, being committed to the philosophy that good dietary habits are established early, and can set patterns for life. Individual special diets are catered for after discussion with parents and Cook, and our on-hand nutritionist.

Allergen information is available on request; we have risk assessed out kitchens' allergens, and because of the nature of our food operation, we cannot fully guarantee that any food will be completely free from allergens

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Cream cheese and crackers

Slices of wholemeal lentil wraps with a variety fo fillings

Mini spinach and pepper egg muffins

Cheese and pineapple

Plain home made popcorn with orange segments

Lunch

Sweet and sour chicken, stir fry vegetables with Quinoa

Tomato and bean curry with carrots, swede and boiled brown rice

Salmon  bolognaise with spinach, onions,and sweet corn

Spaghetti sprinkled with parmesan

Steamed peas

Beef stew with mixed seasonal vegetables and mashed potato

Cheesy cauliflower & brocoli bake, garlic bread and salad

Vegetarian lunch

Sweet and sour apricot and mushrooms, stir fry vegetables  and Quinoa

  Green lentil bolognaise with spinach, onions and sweet corn

Spaghetti sprinkled with parmesan

Steamed peas 

Puy lentil stew with seasonal mixed vegetables and mashed potato

Dessert

Fruity fromage frais

Stewed fruit with home made crunchy granola

Plain Greek yoghurt with blueberries

Rice pudding with chopped dates

Home made fruit, nut and seed bake

Afternoon tea

Boiled egg quarters, buttered wholemeal bread fingers, cheese, cherry tomatoes and cucumber

Mixed pulse Corronaton mic with pitta slices

Coronation chicken with pitta slices

Smashed chickpea, feta and bulgar wheat salad 

Home made roasted carrot hummus or ranch dip with crackers

Cannellini bean and orzo salad with red peppers and peas 

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Orange segments and sweetcorn medley

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Cheese and pineapple chunks

Home made plain popcorn with orange segments

Home made tortilla pizza fingers, red pesto and lentil sauce

Mini egg and veg muffins

Buttered fruit bread

Lunch

Cheesy tomato, onion & spinach pasta bake, peas and sweetcorn medley

Chicken and apricot Tagine with couscous

Creamy vegetable korma with bulgar wheat

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

Baked salmon and seasonal vegetables in a creamy white gravy with Quinoa

Lamb bolognaise, mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

 

Lentil and chopped nut bolognaise, mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

Vegetarian lunch

Tofu and apricot Tagine with couscous

Baked vegetable and beam medley in a creamy white gravy with Quinoa

Dessert

Home made black bean and date brownies

Fresh fruit

Baked fruit with home made granola

Plain Greek yoghurt with banana slices

Home made semolina with sultanas and nutmeg

Afternoon tea

Wholemeal toast with marmite or peanut butter and vegetable crudites 

Boiled egg quarters, buttered wholemeal bread fingers, cheese, cherry tomatoes and cucumber

Feta, chickpea and beetroot pasta mix

Tabbouleh

Caribbean confetti risotto

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Fresh fruit

Home made fruity flapjack

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Week 3

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Cheese and cucumber

Mini spinach and pepper egg muffins

Home made black bean and date brownie

Home made plain popcorn with fruit

Slices of wholemeal lentil wraps with a variety of fillings

Lunch

Chilli con Carne (lamb), mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

 

 

Baked jacket potato, grated cheese and a mixed bean medley

Chicken and vegetable risotto with steamed peas

Thai green lentil and courgette curry with wild rice

 

Pineappley salmon, spinach and spaghetti, with steamed sweetcorn

Vegetarian lunch

Chilli con Carne (Quorn), mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

Tofu and vegetable risotto with steamed peas

Pineappley butterbeans, spinach and spaghetti, with steamed sweetcorn 

Dessert

Home made rice pudding with sultanas

Home made fruit, nut and seed bake

Fromage frais

Home made carrot and orange buns

Plain Greek yoghurt with blueberries

Afternoon tea

Greek beetroot and bulgar wheat salad

Wholemeal toast with marmite or peanut butter and raw vegetable sticks

Boiled egg quarters, buttered wholemeal bread fingers, cheese, cheery tomatoes and cucumber

Chicken couscous salad

Mixed bean couscous salad

Home made potato, puy lentil nd apricot salad

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Orange and sweetcorn medley

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Week 4

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Home made fruity flapjack 

Cheese and apple slices

Home made plain popcorn with fruit

Home made tortilla pizza fingers

Mini egg and veg muffins

Lunch

Coconut fish curry with wild rice

 

Pork, apple and celery casserole with garlic bread

Cheesy spaghetti with sweetcorn and Puy lentils

Chicken Rogan Josh with Orzo

Home made bean burger, home made paprika potato wedges with salad

Vegetarian lunch

Coconut paneer curry with wild rice

Bean, apple and celery casserole with garlic bread

Chickpea Rogan Josh with Orzo

Dessert

Stewed fruit with plain Greek yoghurt

Home made semolina with sultanas and nutmeg

Home made fruit bread

Fruity Fromage frais

Fresh melon medley

Afternoon tea

Home made potato, Puy lentil and apricot salad

Feta, chickpea and beetroot pasta mix

Home made roasted carrot hummus and ranch dip with crackers

Boiled egg quarters, buttered wholemeal bread fingers, cheese, cherry tomatoes and cucumber

Coronation chicken with pitta slices

Vegetarian tea

Mixed pulse coronation mix with pitta slices

Dessert

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits