Food and Drink

  • We are passionate about the importance of establishing healthy eating patterns early in children’s lives and design our menus to offer a varied, tasty and nutritionally balanced diet.

    Our aims are to help the children to learn about the food they eat, encourage them to try a wide variety of tastes and textures and to enjoy the social aspects of mealtimes with their friends.

    Our nursery menu works on a 4 week rota and is reviewed seasonally. Our nursery chefs prepare all meals and snacks daily in the Barnwood Nursery kitchen, using fresh ingredients. We cater for allergies, intolerances, cultural requirements and any additional food preferences and our chefs are happy to meet with parents to discuss individual needs.

    Nursery mealtimes are:

    Breakfast     8.00am – 08.30am

    Lunch        11.45am – 12.45pm

    Tea           3.45pm – 4.15pm

    In addition a morning and afternoon snack and drink are offered to the children and water is available at all times for them to help themselves whenever they want it.


  • Weaning

    We ask parents to provide formula or breast milk in clearly labelled bottles for those children who need it, until they are able to drink cow’s milk. Your child’s key person will be happy to advise on and fully support you in weaning your child and we will provide home-cooked, pureed and mashed foods until his/her digestive system can manage the full range of foods on our menu.