Nutrition

Our commitment to healthy eating for young children stems from the belief that it is essential to provide the right nutrition to ensure that your child grows and develops well whilst in our care.

Fresh home-cooked food

Delicious home-cooked meals are prepared on-site every day by our nursery chefs. Our menus are planned using guidelines from the Food Safety Agency and with careful consideration given to salt and sugar content. We change our menus in accordance with the seasons. In line with our home-from-home philosophy we believe that the kitchen is an important part of the nursery environment. There’s nothing quite like the familiar smell of home-cooked food. Practitioners regularly bake with the children and educate them about different fruits and vegetables, promoting that all-important healthy approach to diet and lifestyle.

Our nursery chefs have all received training on allergies and intolerances. Our childcare practitioners offer each family the best possible support and are committed to working with you to ensure your child’s dietary needs are met.

The experienced staff in our baby rooms are fully-trained and ready to assist parents when it comes to the time when your little one starts weaning.

Sample lunch menu

Main CourseContentsSide DishDessert
MondayVegetable Korma CurryMeat free chicken pieces, mixed peppers, sliced green beans, haricot beans, carrots, onions, peas, natural yoghurt, garam masala, ginger, turmeric, mild curry powder, potato & béchamel sauceFluffy white riceStrawberry jelly
TuesdaySimply Chicken and penne pastaDiced chicken breast, tomato, tomato passata, carrot, butternut squash, roasted red peppers & penne pastaGrated cheddar cheeseBlueberry slice with custard
WednesdayCowboy casseroleCumberland sausage, haricot beans, tomato, tomato puree, carrot, basil, potato, swede, garlic & onionRoot vegetable mashBlackcurrant yoghurt
ThursdayMild & Creamy Beef Tikka MasalaBraised beef diced, ginger, garlic, chilli, onion, paprika, garam massala, peppers, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, béchamel sauce, cream, yoghurt, tomato, tomato puree & mango chutneyWholemeal spaghettiMelon pineapple and pear cocktail
FridayRoast Turkey, baby new potatoes & gravySliced turkey, baby new potatoes & reduced salt gravyPeas carrots & broccoliVanilla ice cream and diced peaches

Sample tea menu

Item 1Item 2Item 3Item 4
MondayChicken & Mozarella Herby Pasta SaladGolden SultanasCherry Tomato & Cucumber BatonsHome made Banana Flapjack
TuesdaySoft Cheese Sub Roll
Cheesy Carrot & Swede Mash
Savoury PopcornSweetcorn & Diced CucumberNatural Yoghurt with Fruit Compote
WednesdayChicken Pizza Fingers
Sweet Potato & Apricot
Hard Boiled Egg WedgesCherry TomatoOrange Smiles
ThursdayEgg & Cress Wraps
Banana & Avocado
Potato & Celery SaladCheese CubesHoneydew Melon Wedges
FridayVegetable soup
Fillet Of Fish, Carrot & Orange
Crusty French Stick & ButterHoumous dipLemon Shortbread Biscuits

To arrange a visit to one of our nurseries, call 01664 850577.
Alternatively, you can email us via our online form

'We highly recommend Little Rascals as a nursery. Right from our very first visit we have been thoroughly impressed both with the provision made for children in their care and with each and every member of staff we have had the pleasure of meeting. The level of care and professionalism is outstanding. Our twins settled in very quickly and continue to love each day they spend at nursery, which makes leaving them that little easier. The Little Rascals staff do an amazing job and work so hard to build fantastic relationships with both children and parents. We have been extremely happy with our time at Little Rascals and can't thank you enough for helping our twins to thrive and flourish in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. Thank you'

Rebecca Windle – Melton Mowbray