At Thames Tiddlers Nursery we provide a balanced and nutritional healthy eating plan. We provide the children with three healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Breakfast Breakfast consists of a choice of wholegrain cereals, wholemeal toast and fresh fruit.
Lunch Lunch is provided by a company called Apetitio which are based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. All meals provided are low in fat, salt and sugar. Children are encouraged to choose from the selection provided. The selection always consists of a vegetarian option, a meat option, a side of vegetables and a side of potatoes/rice. For dessert we have a selection of fresh fruit/custard/ice-cream.
Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea consists of either a hot or cold menu. These can include a variety of sandwiches, soups etc. All afternoon Tea options are vegetarian. The children take part in preparing their own tea on a weekly basis. We found this to have a huge impact on how our children view different types of food. This leads to the children being more willing to try new foods.
Snack times Snack times are twice daily at 10.30am and 2.30pm in the baby room.
We encourage parents/carers from all cultural backgrounds to participate in cooking sessions with the children. This enables the children to explore foods from all around the world.
Week 1 Menu Sausage in gravy Beef lasagna Shepherds pie Chicken and broccoli bake Savory mince beef Vegetable lasagna Vegetable sausages Cauliflower cheese Vegetable crumble Vegetable pie
Afters: Chocolate chip cake
Week 2 Menu Beef bolagnaise Shepherds pie Slice turkey in gravy Chicken casserole Cottage pie Vegetable quiche Potato topped vegetable pie Cauliflower cheese Vegetable crumble Macaroni Cheese
Afters: Sticky toffee pudding
Week 3 Menu Chicken curry Cottage pie Sweet and sour chicken Slice pork in gravy Savory mince beef Cauliflower cheese Vegetable crumble Vegetable pie Vegetable quiche Potato topped vegetable pie
Afters: Apple and raspberry pie
Week 4 Menu Lancashire hot pot Steak and mushroom pie Chicken and vegetable casserole Sausage casserole Vegetable sausage Vegetable quiche Cheese flan Vegetable pie Vegetable crumble
Afters: Jam sponge
Week 5 Menu Shepherds pie Chicken and vegetable pie Irish stew Beef bolagnaise with pasta Savory mince beef Macaroni cheese Potato topped vegetable pie Cauliflower cheese Vegetable quiche Vegetable crumble
Afters: Bread and butter pudding
From the 5th October we will be serving weeks 1 menu There will be alternative lunches for children with special dietary needs