At Montessori Minds our Nursery Chef prepares all meals from scratch daily.
Meal times are an enjoyable and social experience for all!
Our Nursery Teachers enjoy meals together alongside our children, where we encourage new, healthy foods, hold discussions, both extending and enriching vocabulary.
Children are encouraged to prepare the table and serve themselves independently. We provide opportunities for children to take part in cooking activities and value their opinions and preferences which determine our future menus. We include special days in our menus e.g, a child's birthday celebration will include a birthday cake prepared by our chef!
We only sweeten our food using natural sugars, including fruit juice and honey for over 1's. We use no salt in our food
(Breakfast is served between 7am and 9am)
Daily choice of cereal, porridge, wholemeal toast, fruit conserve
(Snacks are served at 10am and 6pm)
Wholemeal crackers, rice cakes, fresh fruit/vegetables, organic milk
(Lunches and desserts are served at 12pm)
Below is an example of a weekly menu showing the types of meals we provide. A final weekly menu will be displayed each week within our reception area
Cottage pie/ vegetable bake served with carrots, broccoli, onion gravy and greek yoghurt with fresh berries for dessert
Lamb biryani/ chick pea biryani served with cucumber raita, chapatti and frozen yoghurt with mango for dessert
Roast Chicken/ quorn served with with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables and organic banana custard for dessert
Turkey/ quorn meatballs with spaghetti and fresh tomato and basil sauce with organic cinnamon rice pudding for dessert
Baked salmon/ falafel served with potato wedges, minted peas and salad with apple and cinnamon crumble for dessert
A selection of fresh sandwiches, wraps, jacket potatoes, crumpets, soups and salads
Fresh water and organic milk will be available for children throughout the day