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Sample Menu

At Little Explorers we strongly believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and therefore have carefully chosen healthy nutritious food. Our nursery has its own fully equipped kitchen where well-balanced, nutritious meals are prepared every day on site using fresh ingredients to create an interesting healthy menu which will cater for all tastes.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Weetabix with milk, Toast

Milk, Fruit Juice

Malt wheats with milk,  Toasted teacake
, Fruit Juice
Corn flakes with milkyoghurt with dried apricots

Milk, Fruit Juice

Rice crispies with milk,  Toasted Muffins

Milk, Fruit Juice

Porridge, Bananas

Milk, Fruit Juice

Mid- morning snack

Seasonal Fresh Fruit & plain panakes

Milk, Water

Bread sticks, Houmous, Grapes, Apples

Milk, Water

Rice cakes, Cottage cheese, Apple

Milk, Water

Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Pop Corn

Milk, Water

Toasted Muffins, Melon

Milk, Water

Lunch Week 1

Seasonal Vegetable Pasta Bake with Garlic Bread

Fruit yoghurt

Roast Chicken with Parsnips & cabbage, gravy

Rice Pudding with Sultanas

Chilli Con carne

Poached pear with Coco Custard

Salmon Quiche Boiled potatoes, green beans

Fruit Sponge & custard

Fish Pie with Broccoli &  Sweet Corn

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Lunch Week 2

Sausages in gravy with Roast potatoes & Green beans

Fruit Yoghurt

Chickpea, Lentil, Vegetable curry with Rice

Apple crumble & custard

Sweet & sour Chicken with Noodles & Stir Fried Vegetables

Fruit Jelly

Shepherd’s Pie with Peas & Carrots

Pineapple upside down pudding and custard

Pasta Salmon Bake with Broccoli

Warm winter Fruit Salad and Custard

Lunch  Week 3

Vegetable Lasagne served with Garlic Bread

Fruit Yoghurt

Chicken & Vegetable Casserole with Mashed Potatoes & Swede

Bananas & Custard

Homemade Lamb Koftas with Rice

Ice cream with Apple Coli

Macaroni Cheese with Beans & Salad

Date Slice & Custard

Fish Pie with peas & Cauliflower

Carrot cake & Custard

Lunch Week 4

Sausage, Bean & Chickpea Casserole  with boiled potato & Swede

Fruit Yoghurt

Home-Made Pizza with Fresh Salad & Homemade Wedges, Sweetcorn

Fruit Jelly

Chicken Biryaniyoghurt raita

Oaty Apple Crumble with Custard

Fillet of Fish in parsley sauce with Roasted sweet Potatoes and Peas

Sponge Cake & Custard

Spaghetti Bolognaise with Garlic Bread

Ice Cream with Pineapple

Tea Time Week 1

Rice salad

Ham & Diced Cheese Oat Cookie

Vegetable soup with a Bread Roll

Fruit Jelly

Garlic Bread and Dips (hummus, Cheese & tomato)

Fruit Yoghurt

Sandwiches (Pilchards, Cream cheese, Ham)

Greek Yoghurt with Mango

Baked eggs & Cheesy Wrap

Homemade Ginger biscuit and Apple

Tea Time Week 2

Tortilla Wraps  Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes & Lettuce

Fruit platter

Crackers with Assorted Spreads Cucumber Slices

Homemade Fruit Corners

Crumpet & carrot battens

Rice pudding

Baked eggs & Cheesy Wrap

Fruit yoghurt

Sandwiches (Ham, Cream cheese, pilchards)

Fruit Jelly

Tea Time Week 3 Pitta Bread with Hummus, Salmon Dip, Pepper sticks

Banana & Raisin Flapjack

Cheesy, vegetable topped Muffins


Butternut Squash soup with a Bread Roll

Fruit Yoghurt

Sandwiches (Pilchards, Cream cheese, Ham)

Fruit Jelly

Pizza Rolls

Fruit Salad

Tea Time Week 4
Tuna & Sweet corn pasta Salad with Peppers & cucumbers

Dried Fruit & Orange

Crackers with Assorted Spreads Cucumber & Pepper Slices

Homemade Fruit Corners

Crumpet & carrot battens

Fruit Yoghurt

Cheese on Toast & Sliced tomatoes

Apple Slice

Sandwiches (Ham, Cream cheese, pilchards)

Fruit Jelly

* Please note menu may vary from time to time depending on season and availability.

Allergy advice: meals in bold contain allergens.

We will provide a range of purees for babies that are weaning or assist with baby led weaning. When ready the babies can move on to pureed or roughly chopped versions of the main menu. Please talk to the baby room staff when you feel your child is ready for the next stage of weaning.


Little Explorers has achieved a prestigious national award in acknowledgement of our commitment to providing outstanding food and food education for children in our care.

By achieving a Soil Association Food for Life Early Years award we have demonstrated we are providing tasty, nutritious meals and an environment that encourages good social skills and healthy choices. We are also supporting the development of good food habits for life through practical cooking and growing activities and food-based learning.


This scheme is run by local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
Each business is given a ‘hygiene rating’ when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law. We are proud to have been consistently awarded a 5 out of 5 rating since we started operating.