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Providing nursery cooked meals
for over 40 years


At Early Learners all our food is made fresh by our Nursery Chefs

Our Food

Our Menu

Our nursery chefs make changes to the menu's each term.  Our menu is flexible based on stock rotation and the availability from our food provider.  We rotate meals so that children who attend regularly on an individual day is offered a variety.  We ask all parents to ensure they see the daily menus up in the entrances every day.


Meal Times

Mealtimes are about more than simply what your child eats — we take the opportunity to use this crucial time to aid their learning and social skills.  By linking in with our planning we are able to increase children’s understanding of where food comes from and how we grow it. We also educate them on the benefits of healthy eating and support the adoption of good habits that will continue to benefit them throughout their lives as they move on to school and beyond.  Developing the social aspect of meal times is also important to establish good eating habits which is why children and staff sit down together to have a ‘family-style’ meal at which good table manners are promoted.  Your child will have up to three meals during their nursery day, depending upon the times they arrive and leave.


Our Chefs

Our commitment is to provide the best service every day. Our meals meet, and even exceed current nutritional guidelines.  Our staff are qualified professionals. Qualifications include professional cookery level 3+, basic food safety, health and safety, risk assessments, catering and management skills.  Some of our team are parents too, we understand if your child is a fussy eater, and we also cater for children with allergies and dietary requirements.  We are here to help you every step of the way.  Our team will always ensure your child has a meal they will enjoy. 

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Meals are included when you have paid for your childcare.  Our funded sessions are chargeable at a separate rate (payable monthly) as these are not covered financially by the governments early years funding.  



7am to 8:30am

AM Meal

11am to 12pm

PM Meal

3pm to 4pm

We allow a parent to bring in their own healthy eating homemade cold meal (packed-lunch), where the meal offered is not suitable for children with specific dietary needs or the parent prefers a lower cost option.  Please note our childcare provision is unable to heat meals or refrigerate food on our premises. Please refer to our policies & procedures for further information.   Meals are not sold separately. We only offer this service as a monthly package. Meals are payable in advance.

Planning for them
pecial Occasions
Early Learners also introduces meals lining to different celebration or events throughout the year, for example: Christmas, Pancake Day, Chinese New Year etc….
Frequently Asked
How do I update my child dietary requirement?   Simply log onto your ParentsAdmin account to update your registration or send us a notification. It is important that you put this in writing and also verbally let your child's key person know. 

What time is breakfast served? Breakfast is served daily between 7am and 8:30am. We provide a range of cereals, toast and chilled milt. Breakfast is complimentary and is not charged as an additional service. 

Can I provide a birthday cake?  Cakes must be in the manufactures container.  It must be sealed and clearly identify all ingredients.  Due to children with serve allergies in our care we are unable to allow homecooked baking.

Is your nursery a 'Nut Free Zone'?  Yes, we ask all parents to notify us of any known allergy to nuts.  

My child is not a confident eater, do you provide an alternative at meal times?  Yes, a cold alternative meal will be provided to your child if they do not eat their hot meal.   

Where can I find further information about food and drink?  Please see our policy & procedure Section 3.10 Food & Drink safety 

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