Food and Menus

We provide three freshly prepared meals and 3 fruit snacks everyday.

We have a four to six week rota of menus which provide a healthy and balanced diet. Our menus are seasonal and will change accordingly and always take into account the children’s individual needs.

Our menus ensure children are offered their ‘5 a day’ fruit and vegetables.

Abacus Childcare Settings are very proud of the wide range of food provided for the children we care for.  We regularly attend ‘healthy eating’ courses and keep up to date with current issues concerning children’s meals.

     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaDessert
    MondaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkJacket potato. baked beans. coleslaw and grated cheese


    YoghurtBagels with ham or cheese spreadFruit
    TuesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkChicken and vegetable stew, rice and sweet cornPeachesTuna sandwiches with cucumberFruit
    WednesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkSteamed fish, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beansJam tarts and fresh creamMeat ballsFruit
    ThursdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkSausages (pork or vegetarian) potato wedges and mixed vegetablesHomemade fruit cakeCheese on toastFruit
    FridaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkSpaghetti Bolognaise and garden peasFruit cocktailHot dogs or vegetarian dogs in a bunFruit
     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaDessert
    MondaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkShepherd's pie and mixed vegetables


    Apple pie and fresh creamCrackers and cheeseFruit
    TuesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkPasta with chicken and broccoliYoughurtBeans on toastFruit
    WednesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkQuorn sausage and mushroom casserole and boiled potatoesTinned pearsMuffins with ham and cheeseFruit
    ThursdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkFish fingers, chips and spaghettiJelly and ice creamHot dog in a bunFruit
    FridaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkVegetable curry and riceInstant whipChicken sandwichesFruit
     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaDessert
    MondaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkMeat lasagne, salad and coleslawBanana and ice creamBaked beans with garlc breadFruit
    TuesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkFish pie, mixed vegetable and gravyYoghurtChicken and ham wraps with cucumberFruit
    WednesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkBBQ chicken with rice and green beansJellyScones and spreadFruit
    ThursdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkSausages, mashed potatoes and spaghetti
    PeachesHomemade pizzaFruit
    FridaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkTuna pasta bake and sweet corn
    Homemade sponge cake with fruitHard dough bread with jamFruit
     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaDessert
    MondaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkTuna, rice, peppers and sweet corn

    Rice puddingNoodles and salad sticksFruit
    TuesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkMinced lamb and vegetable casserole with spaghetti
    Fruit jellyWaffles with baked beansFruit
    WednesdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkFish pie with carrotsYoghurtEgg and ham saladFruit
    ThursdaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkRoast chicken, roast potatoes and broccoliApple crumble and custardSpaghetti on toastFruit
    FridaySelection of cereals / baby cereals and milkFish cakes with baked beans and potato wedgesChocolate spongeCrackers and hummusFruit

     

    Dietary Needs

    All dietary needs are reviewed, on settling, with parents and are accommodated within the nursery menu wherever possible, ensuring we cater for every child’s individual needs, whether they are allergies, intolerances, religious beliefs or personal wishes.

    Weaning

    When your child reaches the stage you begin weaning them at home we will be here to offer support, follow your instructions and provide consistency of care to assist their development through this important step.

    We liaise with you on which foods you have introduced at home. We will not introduce any food that you haven’t already tried at home with your child.

    The nursery menus will be adapted for your child’s weaning needs.

    Drinking  Water

    Fresh drinking water is made available to all children constantly throughout the day.

    Water is offered at all meal times as part of the menu.

    All requests from a child to have a drink are responded to, and a drink is provided immediately.

    Individually labelled beakers and water bottles are available at snack time and throughout the day.  The children are made aware that drinks are available and they are encouraged to locate their own bottle/beaker if they are able to.

    Food Hygiene

    We take all food preparation and hygiene matters very seriously and as such ensure all staff  involved in food preparation have, a minimum of, the basic food hygiene qualification.