Mealtimes at the nursery
The Cottage Nursery has a ‘Healthy Eating Policy’ which we adhere to when preparing lunch meals, we would be happy to send you a copy on request.
The Cottage Nursery is a Nut-Free zone, so we ask parents not to send in anything with any nuts in, unfortunately this also includes chocolate spread as it may be ‘Nutella’!
We are very aware of food allergies and will accommodate any that we are notified of. Our lunch menu lists all known allergens.
We employ a full time cook who prepares all our food fresh each day. The last inspection of our kitchen by the Food Standards Agency was done on 20th March 2019 when we were awarded a Food Hygiene rating of 5 (very good) – the highest you can get! In addition to our cook with have 5 other members of staff who all hold Food Safety & Hygiene level 2 qualifications.
Breakfast – For children who are booked in from 8.00 am we can provide a breakfast of cereals and toast, children must be at the nursery no later than 8.15 am for this meal. Unfortunately we cannot serve breakfast after 8.15 am as it needs to be finished and tidied away before the session starts.
Snacktime – The nursery provides a healthy snack during each morning and afternoon session, we offer various different fruits and toast, crackers, fruit loaf, pitta bread…
The children are offered either milk or water to drink. Sometimes the children even get to make their own snack! There is no charge for these snacks.
Please click the link below to see our three week rolling menu:
3 week menu
If you would like a paper copy of the menu, this will be available in one of the trays as you come through the door to reception, please feel free to help yourself.
Cubs and Tigers children will have a cooked lunch at 11.45 consisting of a homemade meal followed by dessert, this will be for children attending beyond 12.00 each day. The meal provided will be £2.40 per day.
Panthers and Lions children who attend beyond 12.00 each day, will have a cooked lunch at 12.00. The meal provided will be £2.40 per day.
Children in receipt of the 15 or 30 funded hours only, who attend beyond 12 o’clock, will still have the option of going home for lunch or they can join the lunch club from 12-12.30. The charge for the lunch club is half an hour child care plus £2.40 for the meal.
If your child attends mornings only and you would like to extend the session to 1 pm to include the lunch club, we will offer spaces if we have availability throughout the nursery.
If your child attends the nursery beyond 4.30, they will be provided with at light tea at no extra charge.
(Content updated 31/07/19)