We believe that mealtimes should be a fun and social time for children to explore delicious food and new flavours. We encourage self-serving, involve the children in our meal preparation, and educate children about how their food is grown and made.
Our four week rolling menus include a fresh home-cooked lunchtime meal as well as morning and afternoon snacks bursting with fresh fruit, vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy development. Many of our nurseries also provide a special breakfast and dinner. Menus are regularly updated to accommodate seasonal fruit and vegetables and to reflect the feedback of Happitots children and parents.
Our qualified Nursery Chefs ensure that all meals are tasty, nutritionally balanced and tailored to suit your child’s individual dietary requirements.
Our Chefs are enthusiastic about consulting and involving our children in the kitchen. From providing taster sessions and introducing new meals, to including children in baking sessions and growing our own fruit and vegetables, they work to ensure our children have an understanding of healthy eating and of where their food comes from.
We have a flexible approach to meals and mealtimes and are happy to cater for a wide range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements including:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Traditional and baby-led weaning foods
|Breakfast||Wholemeal toast, a selection of cereals and fresh fruit served with water or milk.|
|Morning Snack||Fluffy scrambled eggs with melba toast.||Carrot and breadsticks with a fresh mint dip.||Natural yoghurt with fresh fruit.||Melon cubes, sliced oranges and raisins.||Bagel with selection of spreads.|
|Lunch||Mild chicken curry with vegetables, basmati rice and naan bread.||Homemade lemon sole goujons with potato wedges and garden peas.||Sausages with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.||Meatballs with fusilli pasta in a tomato sauce served with garlic bread.||Chicken salad wraps with homemade potato wedges.|
|Vegetable bake served with crusty bread.||Baked Potato with a selection of fillings and fresh salad.||Tomato, chickpea and fresh herb penne pasta.||Quorn wraps served with cous cous and sweetcorn.||Vegetable pizza with fresh salad and coleslaw.|
|Dessert||Strawberry Cheesecake.||Fruit compote and custard.||Apple and cinnamon crumble.||Pancakes with fresh fruit and honey.||Fresh fruit salad.|
|Afternoon Snack||Natural yoghurt with a pureed fruit medley.||Oatcakes with pate or cheese, and a selection of vegetable sticks.||Pitta pockets with a selection of fillings, dips and fresh salad.||Vegetable sticks, breadsticks and rice cakes.||Fruit scones with mixed berries.|
|*Example of a one week menu. Menus change every week over a 4 week period, and then rotate throughout the year.|