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Our nurseries offer a healthy balanced diet for your child

Caring Kindergartens Autumn Menu

The menus below have been planned to provide approximately 70% of the average daily energy and nutrient requirements for a child aged one to four years, divided across meals and snacks provided. This leaves 20% for breakfast and 10% for an additional drink or snack at home, which is roughly equivalent to a small glass of milk and a portion of fruit.

Mid morning snack – 10% of child’s daily nutritional requirements
Lunch – 30% of child’s daily nutritional requirements
Mid afternoon snack – 10% of child’s daily nutritional requirements
Tea – 20% of child’s daily nutritional requirements

Browse by week:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Week 1

Monday

Mid Morning Snack

– Breadsticks and vegetable sticks
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Lamb moussaka (or lentil moussaka) with mixed salad
– Creamy apricot dessert
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Cheese and sliced tomatoes
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Baked Potato with tuna
– Banana Slices
– Water

Tuesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Toasted crumpet with spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Thai chicken (Tofu) curry with white rice
– Rhubarb Fool
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Pineapple Slices
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Cous cous and chickpea salad
– Seasonal Fruit Salad
– Water

Wednesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Yogurt and sliced fruit
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Pork ragu (or soya and apple ragu) with new potatoes and courgettes
– Rice Pudding with fruit puree
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Crackers and cream cheeses
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Pasta with beans and peas
– Pineapple upside down cake with custard
– Water

Thursday

Mid Morning Snack

– Wholemeal toast with spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Fish & Dill (or quorn & dill) Pie with seasonal vegetables
– Blueberry Sponge Cake
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Mixed chopped seasonal fruit
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Wholewheat English muffin pizza with various toppings
– Fruit Yogurt Pots
– Water

Friday

Mid Morning Snack

– Banana slices
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Bean and Sausage [V] whole wheat pasta bake
– Yogurt with raspberry puree
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Cucumber and carrot sticks
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Cooks Afternoon Tea
– Apple Slices and raisins
– Water

Week 2

Monday

Mid Morning Snack

– Pepper sticks and tomato slices
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Beef and spinach curry (or chickpea and spinach curry) with white rice
– Lavender Biscuit
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Fruit slices
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Mexican Bean & Cheese Wrap
– Lemon and sultana cake
– Water

Tuesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Beanie Dip and breadsticks
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Turkey meatballs (or veggie meatballs) with spaghetti
– Jelly and ice cream
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Oatcakes and cream cheese
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Sardine pate (or pinto bean spread) on toast with tomatoes
– Fruit yogurt pots
– Water

Wednesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Wholemeal toast with spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Steamed fish in tomato and pepper sauce (or tofu in tomato and sauce) with cous cous and green beans
– Rice pudding and raisins
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Cucumber and carrot sticks
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Jacket Potato with cheese and chive
– Peach fool ripple
– Water

Thursday

Mid Morning Snack

– Banana Slices
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Vegetable and red lentil dhansak with brown rice
– Seasonal fruit kebabs
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Crackers, tzatziki and tomato slices
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Quorn Chilli with Pitta Bread
– Yogurt with fruit
– Water

Friday

Mid Morning Snack

– Bagel and cream cheese
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Cooks Special
– Apple and courgette drizzle cake
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Seasonal fruit platter
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Mixed Bean & Vegetable Rice Salad
– Pineapple slices
– Water

Week 3

Monday

Mid Morning Snack

– Crumpet and spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Beef and and mushroom stroganoff (or bean and mushroom stroganoff) with white rice
– Banana buns
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Peach slice and plain yogurt
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Wholewheat English muffin pizza with various toppings
– Apple slices and dates
– Water

Tuesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Breadsticks with carrot and pepper sticks
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Pasta primavera
– Yogurt and dried apricots
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Rice cakes and cucumber sticks
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Veggie mince and mint kofta with tomato sauce and wholemeal pitta bread
– Strawberry frozen yogurt
– Water

Wednesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Fruit Slices
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Gammon (or quorn fillet) with parsley sauce, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
– Rice pudding and raspberries
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Pitta bread and tuna dip
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Lentil and broccoli pasta with sweetcorn
– Blueberry Sponge Cake
– Water

Thursday

Mid Morning Snack

– Wholemeal toast with spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Fish, potato and spinach curry (or lentil, potato and spinach curry) with cous cous
– Summer crumble with custard
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Pepper sticks and cheese
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Lemon chicken (or lemon soya) wrap with cucumber
– Sliced fruit
– Water

Friday

Mid Morning Snack

– Vegetable sticks and houmous
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Chicken and vegetable pie (cheese and vegetable pie) with mashed potatoes and spring greens
– Creamy apricot dessert
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Banana and yogurt
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Cooks Afternoon Tea
– Ice cream and fruit
– Water

Week 4

Monday

Mid Morning Snack

– Vegetable sticks, soft cheese and crackers
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Cheese and broccoli pasta with apple slices
– Yogurt with fruit salad
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Oatcakes and cream cheese
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Tuna Fishcake (or potato and lentil cakes) with tomato relish
– Country Sponge
– Water

Tuesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Banana and peach medley
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Butternut Squash, vegetable and chick pea curry with brown rice and cucumber raita
– Rhubarb and ginger cake
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Vegetable Crudités
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Jacket potato with cheese and chive
– Lavender Biscuit
– Water

Wednesday

Mid Morning Snack

– Wholemeal toast with spread
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Tuna and spinach fusilli (or bean and spinach fusilli)
– Jelly and ice cream
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Cucumber and carrot sticks
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Cheese and olive scone with a salad selection
– Peach and vanilla fool
– Water

Thursday

Mid Morning Snack

– Vegetable Crudités
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Spanish Chicken (Quorn) served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables
– Seasonal fruit salad
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Fruit slices
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Tomato, pilchards and basil swirls (cheese & tomato swirls) with crudités
– Flapjack
– Water

Friday

Mid Morning Snack

– Breadsticks with carrot and pepper sticks
– Milk or Water

Lunch

– Cooks Special
– Fruit and oat crumble served with custard
– Water

Mid Afternoon Snack

– Crackers, tzatziki and tomato slices
– Milk or Water

Tea

– Billy can beans with whole wheat pasta
– Fruit jelly
– Water

Menus are for content guidance only and any variations will meet the required nutritional needs. Please always liaise with the nursery daily in case there have been any changes to the menu.

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