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

We are used to dealing with children's food allergies and all kinds of dietary requirements.  Just let us know and we'll make sure your child’s specific requirements are catered for.

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.  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 patters for life. Individual special diets are catered for after discussion with parents and our on-hand nutritionist.

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Soft cheese with wholegrain crackers

Buttered fruit bread

Bread sticks with sliced banana

Beetroot and cottage cheese with pitta strips

Wholemeal wraps with home made hummus

Lunch

Chicken Rogan Josh with wholegrain rice

Parsnip and bean bake with a selection of steamed vegetables and couscous

Salmon and tuna bolognaise with spinach and sweet corn

Spaghetti sprinkled with parmesan

Steamed peas

Lamb hotpot with mixed seasonal vegetables and boiled new potatoes

Baked potatoes with grated cheese and mixed beans in tomato sauce

Vegetarian lunch

Chickpea Rogan Josh with wholegrain rice

  Green lentil bolognaise with spinach and sweet corn

Spaghetti sprinkled with parmesan

Steamed peas 

Lentil hotpot with seasonal mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

Dessert

Natural Greek style yoghurt with peaches

Fruity Fromage frais

Fresh, home made fruit salad

Semolina with sultanas and nutmeg

Rice pudding with chopped dates

Afternoon tea

Boiled egg quarters with buttered ciabatta fingers,  and cherry tomatoes and cucumber

Home made tortilla pizza with red pesto and lentil sauce, sweet corn and grated mozzarella topping

Spinach and pepper Spanish Omelette, with bread and butter

Chickpea and pasta with cucumber, tomatoes, celery and peppers

Cannellini bean and pasta salad with red peppers and peas with pitta strips

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Orange segments and sweetcorn medley

Home made banana flapjack

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Home made plain popcorn and pineapple

Wholemeal wraps with home made hummus

Cheesy hard boiled eggs on wholemeal wrap triangles

Selection of cheese with cucumber batons

Apple and breadsticks

Lunch

Thai green lentil and courgette curry with brown rice.

Salmon pasta with spinach sweet corn and steamed broccoli and cauliflower

Lamb hotpot with lemon and herb potato wedges, steamed peas

Sweet and sour chicken with noodles

Cheesy spaghetti with puy lentils and sweetcorn

Vegetarian lunch

Chickpea pasta with spinach sweet corn and steamed broccoli and cauliflower 

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey Mixed bean hotpot with lemon and herb potato wedges, steamed peas 

Sweet and sour tofu with noodles

Dessert

Fruity fromage frais

Baked pineapple with custard

Bircher muesli with natural yoghurt

Home made fresh fruit salad

Home made banana bread

Afternoon tea

Chicken couscous with salad

Home made tabuleh salad with wholemeal wraps

Home made salmon or bean pate with wholemeal bread,  carrot batons, and sliced cherry tomatoes

Home made hummus with salad and mini pitta

Home made tortilla pizza with red pesto and lentil sauce, sweet corn and grated mozzarella topping

Vegetarian tea

Mixed bean couscous with salad

Dessert

Bananas with lemon and cinnamon

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Week 3

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Soft cheese, with wholegrain crackers

Satsuma segments with home made popcorn

Buttered fruit bread

Wholemeal wraps with cheese

Scotch pancakes with apple and pear slices

Lunch

Minced lamb bolognaise with boiled baby new potatoes

 

Chicken and vegetable risotto with steamed peas

Spinach, squash and chickpea curry with nan bread

Pineappley salmon and tuna with spinach with noodles and steamed sweet corn

African beef stew with brown rice

Vegetarian lunch

Mixed bean bolognaise with boiled baby new potatoes

Tofu and vegetable risotto with steamed peas

Pineappley butterbeans with spinach with noodles and steamed sweet corn

 

African lentil stew with brown rice

Dessert

Home made rice pudding with blueberries

Greek style yoghurt with pears

Stewed fruit with custard

Home made banana bread

Fruity fromage frais

Afternoon tea

Fruity couscous salad with chickpeas

Peanut butter

or home made bean dip with whole meal bread, carrot batons, and sliced cherry tomatoes

Egg or chickpea salad with chilli and kiwi salsa and pasta

Home made tortilla pizza with red pesto and lentil sauce, sweet corn and grated mozzarella topping

Home made bean, tuna or salmon pate with bagels and 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

Breadsticks cream cheese

Whole meal pitta bread, cream cheese and cucumber batons

Apple and pear slices with home made plain popcorn

Satsuma segments with rice cakes

Wholemeal wraps with  home made hummus

Lunch

Coconut fish curry with wild rice

 

Lamb bolognaise with whole-wheat spaghetti and steamed peas

Pulled chicken and apricot tagine with couscous

Pork casserole with celery and walnuts with garlic bread and boiled new potatoes

Cheesy spaghetti with sweetcorn and puy lentils

Vegetarian lunch

Coconut Tofu curry with wild rice

Lentil bolognaise with whole wheat spaghetti and steamed peas

Chickpea and apricot tagine with couscous

Bean casserole with celery and walnuts with garlic breaded boiled new potatoes

Dessert

Fresh fruit with home made plain popcorn

Natural yoghurts with stewed fruits

Baked apple and sultanas with cinnamon and custard

Fruity fromage frais

Bananas

Afternoon tea

Home made tortilla pizza with red pesto and lentil sauce, sweet corn and grated mozzarella topping

Home made hummus with salad and buttered bread

Home made salmon, tuna  or bean pate with vegetable crudités and wholemeal bread

Cheesy hard boiled eggs with bagels and salad

Kedgeree 

Vegetarian tea

Chickpea kedgeree

Dessert

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits