Food and Menus

chopping-vegetablesWe provide three freshly prepared meals and 3 fruit snacks everyday.

We have a four to six week rota of menus which provide a healthy and balanced diet. Our menus are seasonal and will change accordingly and always take into account the children’s individual needs.

Our menus ensure children are offered their ‘5 a day’ fruit and vegetables.

Abacus Childcare Settings are very proud of the wide range of food provided for the children we care for.  We regularly attend ‘healthy eating’ courses and keep up to date with current issues concerning children’s meals.

     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaSnack
    MondayCornflakesCheese & potato pie
    Baked beans
    Peas


    Fruit cocktailCold meat, sandwiches,
    Salad sticks
    Raisins
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayMalt wheatsSpaghetti bolognaise
    Sweet corn
    Rice puddingCrumpets with various spreads
    Carrot sticks
    Homemade banana cake
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayRice KrispiesVegetable & Quorn stir fry
    Noodles
    Peaches & custard Tuna Pitta bread Cucumber
    Fromage frais
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayWeetabixSalmon, broccoli & mashed potato pieInstant whipHummus, Crackers, Pepper sticks
    Homemade Scones & jam
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayCheeriosChicken breast, Chips, Mixed vegetables
    TrifleVegetable Ravioli, Toast

    Pears
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

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    MondayMalt wheatsSpaghetti Napolitano
    Mixed vegetables


    Rhubarb CrumbleCold meat sandwiches
    Cucumber
    Peach slices
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayRice KrispiesShepherds pie
    Broccoli
    Instant WhipVegetarian ravioli, Bread sticks
    Jelly with fruit
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayWeetabixChicken curry,Peas, Nan breadPearsCheese, Crackers,Salad sticks
    Homemade apple cake
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayCheeriosFish cakes, Baked beans, Peas
    Semolina Muffins with various spreads
    Sorbet
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayCornflakesSausages & Gravy,Roast potatoes, CauliflowerStewed apples & raisinsHummus, Toast
    Rice pudding
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaSnack
    MondayRice KrispiesMediterranean chicken
    Carrots, Rice
    Fruit cocktailBagels Spreads
    Celery and pepper sticks
    Raisins
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayWeetabixWhite fish & parsley sauce
    New potatoes
    Mixed vegetables
    Apples & raisinsSavory rice, Cucumber
    Homemade carrot cake
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayCheeriosSausages in gravy,Noodles
    Cauliflower
    SemolinaScrambled eggs
    Baked beans, Toast
    Pears
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayCornflakesSavory minced lamb
    Rice, Green beans
    Trifle
    Homemade soup, Croutons
    Rice pudding
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayMalt WheatsJacket potatoes
    Grated cheese, Peas
    Cheese sauce
    PeachesPitta bread. Tuna
    Carrot sticks
    Biscuits & fruit
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

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    MondayWeetabixSausage casserole
    Mixed vegetable
    New potatoes

    Bananas & custardHomemade Soup
    Croutons
    Flap jacks
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayCheeriosMacaroni cheese
    Broccoli & cauliflower
    Peach slices Cold meat & crackers
    Crisps, Carrot sticks
    Homemade grape cake
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayCornflakesCod in parsley sauce
    Mashed potatoes
    Peas
    Fruit Jelly
    Noodles (various flavours)
    Cucumber
    Fromage frais
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayMalt WheatsRoast chicken & gravy
    Roast potatoes
    Cauliflower
    Rice puddingHummus, Pitta bread
    Pepper sticks
    Fruit cocktail
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayRice KrispiesChili con carne, Rice
    Green beans
    Biscuits & fresh fruit
    Crumpets, Cherry tomatoes
    Various spreads
    Instant whip
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaSnack
    MondayCheeriosFish fingers
    Mashed potato
    Sweet corn


    Ice cream and homemade kiwi sauceToasted cheese sandwiches
    Carrot sticks
    Raisins
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayCornflakesSavory minced lamb
    Rice
    Green beans


    Fromage fraisSpaghetti
    Breadsticks
    Biscuits & fresh fruit
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayMalt wheatsMacaroni cheese
    Carrots
    Peas
    Fruit cocktailCold meat sandwiches
    Celery sticks
    Stewed apple
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayRice KrispiesChicken and pepper
    Stir-fry, Noodles
    PearsBagels with various spreads
    Crisps, Cucumber
    Homemade currant cake
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayCheeriosSausage, Chips
    Baked beans

    Rice puddingHummus, Crackers
    Pepper sticks
    Peaches
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

     BreakfastLunchDessertTeaSnack
    MondayCornflakesLasagne
    Green beans


    Fruit JellyHomemade Soup
    Croutons
    Jam tarts
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    TuesdayMalt wheatsChicken breast
    Roast potatoes
    Carrots, Gravy
    Banana & custardVegetarian ravioli
    Bread sticks
    Homemade fruit scones
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    WednesdayRice KrispiesMixed vegetable risotto with homemade tomato sauce
    Stewed apples & creamSalmon sandwiches
    Cucumber
    Fruit cocktail
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    ThursdayWeetabixSausage & gravy
    New potatoes
    Cauliflower
    Instant whipScrambled Egg
    Baked beans, Toast
    Pears
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk
    FridayCheeriosTuna Pasta bake
    Peas
    Sorbet and fresh fruitCheese, Crackers
    Crisps, Salad sticks
    Peaches
    Fresh fruit/vegetables/salad
    Water or milk

     

    Dietary Needs

    All dietary needs are reviewed, on settling, with parents and are accommodated within the nursery menu wherever possible, ensuring we cater for every child’s individual needs, whether they are allergies, intolerances, religious beliefs or personal wishes.

    Weaning

    When your child reaches the stage you begin weaning them at home we will be here to offer support, follow your instructions and provide consistency of care to assist their development through this important step.

    We liaise with you on which foods you have introduced at home. We will not introduce any food that you haven’t already tried at home with your child.

    The nursery menus will be adapted for your child’s weaning needs.

    Drinking  Water

    Fresh drinking water is made available to all children constantly throughout the day.

    Water is offered at all meal times as part of the menu.

    All requests from a child to have a drink are responded to, and a drink is provided immediately.

    Individually labelled beakers and water bottles are available at snack time and throughout the day.  The children are made aware that drinks are available and they are encouraged to locate their own bottle/beaker if they are able to.

    Food Hygiene

    We take all food preparation and hygiene matters very seriously and as such ensure all staff  involved in food preparation have, a minimum of, the basic food hygiene qualification.