Healthy Eating & Staying Healthy
 

Our meals are carefully planned to be well balanced and are prepared freshly by our qualified cook. A four week rolling menu is displayed on the parent's notice board. Vegetarian alternatives are available everyday. Special dietary needs are catered for at parent's requests during induction and these are placed on our dietary and allergy board which all staff have access too and are trained in on their induction. All dietary/cultural needs are catered for and the menus can be adjusted on an individual basis.

All children will be offered three meals during their day at the nursery depending on the hours they attend. These being breakfast, lunch and tea. Appropriate healthy snacks and drinks will also be offered at intervals during the day.

Children are offered regular drinks throughout their day at nursery. Staffs ensure that all children have a well balanced and nutritious diet appropriate to their stage of feeding and their individual requirements.

We encourage children to enjoy mealtimes; we do this by helping the children to enjoy mealtimes and turning them into a happy and relaxed time for all involved.

This is supported by Dryden et al (2005, p. 33) who suggests that "children should be given the opportunity to enjoy mealtimes and should be able to socialise with the other adults and children".

We allow the children to choose what they would like to eat around the table and we allow them to be independent by choosing their own cutlery and pouring their drinks.

This is also supported by Dryden et al (2005, p.33) who reports that "children should be encouraged to choose what they would like to eat from a range of healthy options and should be given the knowledge to be able to choose healthy food"

All nursery meals are included in your weekly fee. We do ask you to supply initial baby foods (i.e. jars/packet foods) and formula milk made up, as soon as your child is on second stage foods, this is inclusive of the cost.

Breakfast:

9-9.30am:

Lunch:

Tea time:

WEEK 1

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST

7.30am- 8.30 am

(9.00am for babies)

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

SNACK

9.00am

Bread sticks with dairylea spread, soya spread

 

 

 

Water/milk/oat milk

 

4,8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks

 

Water/milk/oat milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk/oat milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk/oat milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk/oat milk

 

8

LUNCH

1st sitting 11.20am

2nd sitting 12.00 noon

Fish pie with salmon & cod in a parsley/white sauce

Broccoli

 

Vegetarian/none dairy/none fish

Fish/tofu in tomato sauce

 

Fruit

Water              4,7

Sausage and pepper casserole, mixed vegetables & pasta

 

 

Vegetarian/none pork

Tofu/quorn/turkey in a pepper sauce

 

Fruit

Water              1,4,7,8,9,

Poached fish, green beans & new potatoes

 

 

Vegetarian /none fish

Tofu in a tomato sauce

 

 

Fruit

Water                3,7

Turkey curry & rice

 

 

 

Vegetarian

Quorn/tofu  fillet curry

 

 

Fruit

Water        5,7

Cheese & tomato pie

Sweetcorn/peas

White sauce

 

None dairy

Fresh potato& tomato pie, lactose cheese

 

Fruit

Water        4

TEA

2.30pm

Flatbread with cheese, ham/chicken

Coleslaw

 

Yoghurts

 

Vegetarian- quorn slices

Non dairy- lactose free cheese & yoghurts

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,7,

Vegetable pizza

 

 

 

Fruit

 

Non dairy- muffins with tomato puree and lactose cheese

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,8,9

Pitas, carrot sticks, cumber , peppers and mixed dips

 

 

Ice cream with fresh raspberries or fruit purees

Non dairy -Lactose free yoghurt

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,7,8,9,13

Toast – 50/50 bread with

Spreads, beans or spaghetti

 

 

Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,8

Sandwiches- 50/50 bread- cheese, ham, chicken/tuna mayo + baked rolls/wraps – ham, chicken, cheese

 

Fruit

Non dairy- lactose free cheese

Vegetarian- quorn slices

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

3,4,5,7,8,9,

SNACK

4.00pm

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

 

 

WEEK 2

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST

7.30am- 8.30 am

(9.00am for babies)

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

SNACK

9.00am

Bread sticks with dairylea spread, soya spread

 

 

 

Water/milk

 

4,8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks

 

Water/milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

 

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

 

8

LUNCH

1st sitting 11.20am

2nd sitting 12.00 noon

Tuna mayo, baked potatoes, sweetcorn, coleslaw

Babies- tuna bake

 

Vegetarian/none dairy/none fish – lactose cheese

 

 

Fruit

Water      3,4,5,7,9,

Beef meat balls in tomato & basil sauce with mushrooms and peppers, pasta

 

Vegetarian/none beef

Tofu/quorn/ in sauce as above

 

 

Fruit

Water   7,10

Creamy chicken, leek & mushroom bake with rice and mixed vegetables

 

Vegetarian

Tofu in sauce as above

Non dairy- chicken, leeks & mushrooms in a tomato sauce

Fruit

Water     4,5

Lamb hotpot with pearl barley and sliced potatoes and cauliflower

 

Vegetarian

Tofu bake as above

 

 

Fruit

Water      7

Chilli and brown rice with garlic bread

 

 

Vegetarian

Tofu/quorn chilli with the above

 

Fruit

Water            4,8,9

TEA

2.30pm

Flatbread with cheese, ham/chicken

Coleslaw

 

Yoghurts

 

Vegetarian- quorn slices

Non dairy- lactose free cheese & yoghurts

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,7,

Vegetable pizza

 

 

 

Fruit

 

Non dairy- muffins with tomato puree and lactose cheese

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,8,9

Pitas, carrot sticks, cumber , peppers and mixed dips

 

 

Ice cream with fresh raspberries or fruit purees

Non dairy -Lactose free yoghurt

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,7,8,9,13

Toast – 50/50 bread with

Spreads, beans or spaghetti

 

 

Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,8

Sandwiches- 50/50 bread- cheese, ham, chicken/tuna mayo + baked rolls/wraps – ham, chicken, cheese

 

Fruit

Non dairy- lactose free cheese

Vegetarian- quorn slices

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

3,4,5,7,8,9,

SNACK

4.00pm

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

 

 

WEEK 3

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST

7.30am- 8.30 am

(9.00am for babies)

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

SNACK

9.00am

Bread sticks with dairylea spread, soya spread

 

 

 

Water/milk

4,8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

LUNCH

1st sitting 11.20am

2nd sitting 12.00 noon

 Salmon fish cakes, potato wedges and peas. White sauce

 

Vegetarian/none dairy/none fish

Fish/tofu in tomato sauce

 

Fruit

Water    3,4,5,7

Savory mince, mixed vegetables, pasta and garlic bread

Vegetarian/none beef

Tofu/quorn/turkey in a pepper sauce

 

Fruit

Water      4,5,7,8,9,10

Spaghetti bolognaise sauce with pasta and garlic bread

 

Vegetarian /none beef

Tofu in bolognaise sauce as above

 

Fruit

Water         4,5,7,8,9,10

Lamb casserole with potato croquetts and sliced green beans

Vegetarian

Tofu casserole with the above

 

 

Fruit

Water      4,5,7,8

Cheese & tomato pie

Sweetcorn/peas

White sauce

None dairy

Fresh potato& tomato pie, lactose cheese

 

Fruit

Water      4

TEA

2.30pm

Flatbread with cheese, ham/chicken

Coleslaw

 

Yoghurts

Vegetarian- quorn slices

Non dairy- lactose free cheese & yoghurts

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,7

Vegetable pizza

 

 

Fruit

 

Non dairy- muffins with tomato puree and lactose cheese

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,8,9

Pitas, carrot sticks, cumber , peppers and mixed dips

 

 

Ice cream with fresh raspberries or fruit purees

Non dairy -Lactose free yoghurt

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,7,8,9,13

Toast – 50/50 bread with

Spreads, beans or spaghetti

 

 

Fruit

 

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,8

Sandwiches- 50/50 bread- cheese, ham, chicken/tuna mayo + baked rolls/wraps – ham, chicken, cheese

 

Fruit

Non dairy- lactose free cheese

Vegetarian- quorn slices

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

3,4,5,7,8,9,

SNACK

4.00pm

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

 

WEEK 4

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST

7.30am- 8.30 am

(9.00am for babies)

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

Cereal with full fat milk/oat milk

Vanilla yoghurt with dried apricots/bananas

Toast- 50/50 bread with spread/ soya spread

Water

4,8,14

SNACK

9.00am

Bread sticks with dairylea spread, soya spread

 

 

 

Water/milk

4,8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

Fruit and vegetables

Apples, oranges, bananas, pears,carrot sticks)

 

Water/milk

8

LUNCH

1st sitting 11.20am

2nd sitting 12.00 noon

Lamb curry with white rice & sweetcorn

 

 

Vegetarian/none dairy

 Tofu curry as above

 

 

Fruit

Water         5,7

Chicken casserole, diced potatoes/roasted new potatoes & broccoli

 

Vegetarian

Tofu casserole as above

 

 

Fruit

Water       1,2,7

Baked potatoes, cheese, baked beans, salad & coleslaw

Babies- cheese pie

 

Non dairy

Lactose free cheese

 

 

Fruit

Water    4

Savory mince & pasta with mixed vegetables

 

 

Vegetarian

Tofu with mixed vegetables and pasta

 

Fruit

Water     7,10

Poached fish, new potatoes, sliced green beans with a white/parsley sauce

Babies-fish pie

None dairy

Tofu in a tomato sauce

 

 

Fruit

Water   3,5,7

TEA

2.30pm

Flatbread with cheese, ham/chicken

Coleslaw

 

Yoghurts

 

Vegetarian- quorn slices

Non dairy- lactose free cheese & yoghurts

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,7

Vegetable pizza

 

 

 

Fruit

 

Non dairy- muffins with tomato puree and lactose cheese

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,8,9

Pitas, carrot sticks, cumber , peppers and mixed dips

 

 

Ice cream with fresh raspberries or fruit purees

Non dairy -Lactose free yoghurt

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,7,8,9,13

Toast – 50/50 bread with

Spreads, beans or spaghetti

 

 

Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

4,5,8

Sandwiches- 50/50 bread- cheese, ham, chicken/tuna mayo + baked rolls/wraps – ham, chicken, cheese

 

Fruit

Non dairy- lactose free cheese

Vegetarian- quorn slices

 

 

Milky drink- full fat milk/oat milk

3,4,5,7,8,9,

SNACK

4.00pm

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

Rice cakes

Raisins

Staying Healthy

We have a qualified Startwell Level 2 member of staff who is trained in encouraging the children to take part in physical exercise and how to keep themselves healthy through what they eat and drink.

Each week she takes a different age group for 30minutes and uses a variety of equipment and challenges.

All children have physical play throughout the each day using a variety of equipment. The older children also visit Osborne Children's Centre to access their play ground. They also go for walks around the local community and park areas. The caterpillars have a small roof garden which is easily accessible from their room.

Upper and Lower pre-school also have a visit on a fort-nightly basis from the Music Man who teaches them about rhythem and different musical instruments

 

Honey Bears Day Nursery

60-62 Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6UE

0121 382 4355

honeybears@btconnect.com

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