As the children spend a large amount of time with us, it’s important that as a parent you know they are receiving nutritious food as part of a balanced diet.

That’s why our talented and passionate chef cooks everything fresh on site each day, using fresh ingredients that are locally sourced as much as possible. He will also incorporate the five main food groups into each day’s menu, and can accommodate children with food allergies, intolerances, religious requirements and vegetarianism.


Offering a varied diet encourages children to experience and enjoy new flavours and textures, giving them the confidence they need to try new things.

We support this learning by including seasonal produce in our menus, which change on a weekly basis.

As well as lunch and tea, the children are given snacks and refreshments, with access to drinking water at all times.

We are also moderated by the Food Standards Agency annually and continue to receive 5 out of 5 each year for our hygiene rating.

Throughout the nursery the children are encouraged to explore with food, be it through preparing their own snacks, baking, or more messy activities.

Click here to view a sample of a typical weekly menu at Little Ladybirds.