Early Days Nursery, Fun and Learning Every Day

Menus, Food & Healthy Eating

All dietary requirements catered for (including religious)

At Early Days Nursery all of our menu’s have been double checked to ensure that they provide a healthy and nutritious balanced diet for your child. When purchasing items we always try to ensure that wherever practicable healthy options are always chosen with regards to the sugar, salt, fat content/levels etc. We also strive to use fresh seasonal natural produce from local suppliers and all of our food is freshly prepared on site on a daily basis by our experienced cook.

Vegetables

Season
Spring
March-
May
Summer
June-
August
Autumn
September-
November
Winter
December-
February
Asparagus Cauliflower Cucumber New Potatoes Purple Sprouting Broccoli Radishes Savoy Cabbage Sorrel Spinach Spring Greens Spring Onion WatercressAubergine Beetroot Broad Beans Broccoli Carrots Courgettes Cucumber Fresh Peas Green Beans Lettuce and salad New Potatoes Radishes Rocket Runner Beans Salad Onions Sorrel TomatoesBeetroot Carrot Celeriac Field Mushrooms Kale Leeks Lettuce Marrow Potatoes Pumpkin Rocket Squashes Sweetcorn Tomatoes WatercressBeetroot Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Artichoke Kale Leeks Parsnips Potatoes Red Cabbage Swede Turnips

Fruits

Season
Spring
March-
May
Summer
June-
August
Autumn
September-
November
Winter
December-
February
Rhubarb Kiwis Pineapple Oranges Bananas Grapes MangoBlueberries Black Currants Loganberries Plums Raspberries Strawberries Apricots Peaches Kiwi Watermelon Nectarines Bananas Cherries Lemon Grapes MangoApples Blackberries Damsons Elderberries Pears Plums Peaches Oranges Bananas Lemon Grapes MangoApples Pears Oranges Bananas Grapes

NHS Startwell Project

We are also participating in the NHS Startwell Project which looks at every aspect of your child’s formative years with regards to Health and Nutrition. Fruit, vegetable, carbohydrate, dairy and protein foods are included every day.

Breakfast

The breakfasts shown on the menu’s are for our younger children and babies, all of the other children will have a healthy choice from the breakfast buffet served in Dragonflies Room. Parents are welcome to join their children for breakfast.

Week 1

Mon
BreakfastWeetabix with fresh melon or melon with natural yoghurt
LunchTuna Pasta Bake with peppers, courgettes, mushrooms and homemade tomato sauce topped with cheese
PuddingSeasonal Fresh Fruit and vegetarian Jelly
TeaChapatti’s with Chicken strips mint yoghurt dip, cherry tomatoes and cucumber or celery sticks
Tue
BreakfastChopped pear and natural yoghurt
LunchCheese, Leek and Potato Pie with Baked Beans
PuddingSummer Fruit compote and Natural Yoghurt
TeaIndian Split Pea Dahl with peas and Nann Bread or chapati’s with vegetable batons
Wed
BreakfastPorridge with mashed banana or banana with natural yoghurt
LunchChinese Chicken with pak choy served with vegetable rice
PuddingPolish apple pastry (Kolaches) with custard
TeaScrambled Egg on Toast with spinach
Thu
BreakfastNestle Shreddies with strawberries or strawberries and natural yoghurt
LunchFrench Cauliflower and chickenSausage topped with cheese
PuddingSeasonal Fresh Fruit Salad
TeaVegetable soup with lentils and fresh bread
Fri
BreakfastWeetabix with mixed fruit or fruit with natural yoghurt
LunchFish Bites, Macaroni cheese and chopped salad
PuddingRice Pudding with apple or pear
TeaCheese or chicken salad

Week 2

Mon
BreakfastWeetabix with fresh melon or melon with natural yoghurt
LunchChicken with courgettes, mixed peppers, mushrooms cooked in tomato sauce served with pasta
PuddingBananas with Custard
TeaCrumpets served with low fat soft cheese and sliced tomato
Tue
BreakfastNestle Shreddies with chopped pear or pear and natural yoghurt
LunchJacket Potato, Cheese and beans or Coleslaw
PuddingFresh Fruit Salad
TeaMixed 5 bean served in wraps with chopped salad
Wed
BreakfastPorridge with mashed banana or banana with natural yoghurt
LunchVegetable Korma made with chick peas and spinach served with rice
PuddingSummer Fruit Cheesecake
TeaPolish Chicken Noodle and Sweetcorn Soup served with wholemeal baps
Thu
BreakfastCheese and Tomato on wholemeal toast
LunchLasagne made with minced lamb, carrots and peas
PuddingFresh sliced peaches with vanilla ice-cream
TeaCheesey tuna melts with wholemeal pittas cucumber or celery sticks
Fri
BreakfastWeetabix with banana or banana with natural yoghurt
LunchFish Pie served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables
PuddingFruit Cocktail and Natural Yoghurt
TeaVariety of Sandwiches (ham/​chicken/​quorn/​cheese) served with chopped salad or vegetable batons

Week 3

Mon
BreakfastWeetabix with chopped banana
LunchItalian Spaghetti Bolognaise with carrots peas and courgettes
PuddingFruit Cocktail
TeaToasted Muffin with Soft Cheese
Tue
BreakfastFruit and natural yoghurt
LunchCheesey Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake topped with sliced potato
PuddingBread and Butter Pudding made with dried fruit
TeaChapatti with chicken strips mint yoghurt dip cherry tomatoes and cucumber sticks
Wed
BreakfastNestle Shreddies with Blueberries
LunchOne pot Portuguese Rice made with lamb, chicken and sliced green beans
PuddingMelon with vanilla ice cream
TeaTurkey served in wholemeal pittas with chopped salad
Thu
BreakfastPorridge with mashed pear
LunchSalmon Tagliatelle with peppers and sliced mushrooms
PuddingApple Sponge Cake
TeaQuesadillas made with cheese and served with salad and sour cream
Fri
BreakfastWholemeal toast with Cheese and tomato
LunchIndian Fish Curry served with courgettes and mushrooms served with boiled rice
PuddingFresh Fruit compote and yoghurt
TeaBeans on toast

Week 4

Mon
BreakfastWeetabix with fresh melon or melon with natural yoghurt
LunchMild Chilli made with minced lamb and baked beans served with rice and chopped salad
PuddingStrawberries and Ice cream
Tea5 beans served in wraps with chopped salad
Tue
BreakfastChopped pear and natural yoghurt
LunchVegetable Curry made with courgettes, mushrooms, chick peas and served with rice
PuddingApple sponge cake
TeaButternut Squash Soup with split peas served with Fresh Bread
Wed
BreakfastPorridge with mashed banana or banana with natural yoghurt
LunchSalmon and mushrooms with peppers in a creamy sauce topped with sliced potatoes
PuddingStewed Pear and Custard
TeaCheese and chopped tomatoes in herbs served on toast
Thu
BreakfastNestle Shreddies with peach or peach and natural yoghurt
LunchSweet and sour chicken with peppers and onions served with pasta
PuddingBerry Mess (Fromage Frais, ginger biscuits, strawberries and raspberries
TeaHomemade vegetable Pizza (tomato puree is made with blended lentils)
Fri
BreakfastWeetabix with mixed fruit or fruit with natural yoghurt
LunchFish in white sauce served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
PuddingFruit Salad
TeaVariety of Sandwiches with Soft Cheese (ham/​chicken/​quorn) with carrot sticks, cucumber and tomato