Food / Nutrition page


The Little Acorns Day Nursery has its own qualified, in-house catering team, consisting of two nursery chefs and two kitchen assistants who are solely responsible for the purchase, storage and preparation of all snacks and meals.

We can cater for all medical / cultural / religious dietary requirements.


Key principles of food.

·         Five week rotating menu

·         All ingredients are freshly prepared each day

·         Our menu is designed using locally sourced, fresh produce

·         Salt is not added during cooking

·         Processed meat products (eg sausages) contain a minimum  of 90% meat and are low in salt

·         Sugar is not added to main meals

·         When sugar is used in the making of puddings, it is kept to a minimum

·         All cakes, biscuits and sponges are made on the premises



“……..home cooked meals are attractively presented, well balanced, nutritious options which children clearly enjoy.” Ofsted 2009


Sample menu




Bacon & mushroom carbonara with broccoli.

Arctic roll.

Homemade carrot & lentil soup with bread & butter.

Fruit flavoured yoghurts.


Roast chicken served with carrots, brussel sprouts, roast potatoes & gravy.

Cherry sponge & custard.

Sausage rolls served with baked beans.

Mixed fruit cocktail.


Homemade fish pie served with peas.

Fruit flavoured jelly.

Assorted sandwiches & crisps.

Homemade muffin.


Beef & vegetable stew with dumplings.

Apricot foule.

Cheesy potato cakes.

Assortment of fresh fruit.


Shepherd’s pie served with mixed vegetables.

Fresh fruit salad.

Pork & apple burgers served in a bread roll.

Mini milk lollies.