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

Crackers with cheese

Mini pizza bites

Mini egg muffins

Cheese and pineapple

Popcorn with oranges

Lunch

Sweet and sour chicken, stir-fry vegetables and Quinoa

Tomato and bean curry, root vegetables and brown rice

Salmon  bolognaise,  sweetcorn, peas and spaghetti

 

Beef stew, seasonal vegetables and mashed potato

Cheesy cauliflower & broccoli bake, garlic bread and salad

Vegetarian lunch

Sweet and sour apricots, stir fry vegetables  and Quinoa

  Lentil bolognaise, sweetcorn, peas nad spaghetti

 

Vegetarian stew, seasonal vegetables and mashed potato

Dessert

Fromage frais

Stewed fruit with crunchy granola

Blueberry yoghurt

Rice pudding with chopped dates

Fruit and seed bake

Afternoon tea

Boiled egg, cheese, buttered bread and salad

Vegetable coronation with pitta slices

Coronation chicken with pitta slices

Smashed chickpea, cheese and bulgar wheat mix with salad 

Carrot hummus, ranch dip and pitta

Toast, varied spreads and vegetable crudites

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Orange segments and sweetcorn medley

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

 

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Cheese and pineapple

Popcorn with oranges

Mini pizza bites

Mini egg muffins

Banana cake

Lunch

Cheesy tomato pasta bake, peas and sweetcorn

Chicken and apricot Tagine with couscous

Vegetable korma with bulgar wheat

Childrens Nursery in Redhill and Surrey

Creamy salmon bake with quinoa

Lamb bolognaise, mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

 

Lentil bolognaise, mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes

Vegetarian lunch

Tofu and apricot Tagine with couscous

Creamy bean bake with quinoa

Dessert

Black bean and date brownies

Fresh melon medley

Baked fruit granola

Blueberry yoghurt

Semolina with sultanas and nutmeg

Afternoon tea

Toast, varied spreads and vegetable crudites 

Boiled egg, cheese, buttered wholemeal bread and salad

Caribbean confetti risotto 

Tabbouleh

Feta and veggie pasta mix

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Fresh fruit

Fruity flapjack

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

 

Week 3

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Cheese and pineapple

Mini egg muffins

Fromage frais

Popcorn with oranges

Mini pizza bites

Lunch

Lamb Chilli con Carne with 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

 

Sweet baked salmon with sweetcorn and spaghetti

Vegetarian lunch

Quorn Chilli con Carne with new potatoes

Tofu and vegetable risotto with steamed peas

Sweet butterbeans with sweetcorn and spaghetti

Dessert

Rice pudding with sultanas

Fruit and seed bake

Black bean brownie

Carrot and orange buns

Blueberry yoghurt

Afternoon tea

Bulgar wheat salad

Toast, varied spreads and vegetable crudites

Boiled egg, cheese,  buttered bread and salad

Chicken couscous salad

Bean couscous salad

Tabouleh

Vegetarian tea

Dessert

Orange and sweetcorn medley

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

 

Week 4

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mid – morning and afternoon snack

Popcorn and oranges

Cheese and apple

Popcorn with oranges

Mini pizza bites

Mini egg muffins

Lunch

Coconut and lemongrass fish bake with wild rice

 

Pork and apple casserole with garlic bread

Cheesy spaghetti with sweetcorn

Chicken Rogan Josh with Orzo

Black bean burger with potato wedges with salad

Vegetarian lunch

Coconut and lemongrass tofu bake with wild rice

Bean and apple casserole with garlic bread

Chickpea Rogan Josh with Orzo

Dessert

Stewed fruit with yoghurt

Semolina with sultanas and nutmeg

Banana cake

 Fromage frais

Fresh melon medley

Afternoon tea

Potato and apricot salad

Feta and veggie  pasta salad

Carrot hummus, ranch dip and pitta

Boiled egg, cheese, buttered bread and salad

Coronation chicken with pitta slices

Vegetarian tea

Vegetarian coronation mix with pitta slices

Dessert

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit