Our Kitchen

At Footprints, we recognise that adequate and nutritious food and drink are essential for children’s well-being. We therefore offer a balanced, healthy, nutritional range of food that your child will enjoy. Wherever possible, we use local or organic produce and all meals are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by our qualified and highly experienced cook, Eugen.

Making food enjoyable

The children are offered breakfast, lunch, and tea at the nursery, with a snack mid-morning. We try to make the whole approach to food a very positive experience and the children look forward to mealtimes as a social event. Where possible, staff eat with the children and join in the social setting of sitting around the table.

Meeting their five a day requirements

Your child’s five-a-day requirements are always met and usually exceeded, as we offer as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible in the menus. We also grow some fruit and salad in our garden, so that children begin to understand where their food comes from. Special attention is paid to dietary needs on religious and health grounds and a daily menu is available in reception for parents’ information. Children are offered only milk or water to drink as we think this is better for their teeth and general health and fresh drinking water is available to them at all times.

Example Menu 1


Breakfast
selection of cereals, milk, English muffins and toast
Mid Morning Snack
Popcorn and fresh fruit
Lunch
Butternut squash risotto
Fresh fruit of the day
Afternoon snack
Piece of fresh fruit
Supper
Pasta and tomato sauce with parmesan sprinkles
Banana pancakes

Example Menu 2


Breakfast
Selection of cereals, milk, croissants and toast
Mid Morning Snack
Cream cheese and crackers
Lunch
Fish piece with blanched vegetables
Fresh fruit of the day
Afternoon snack
Piece of fresh fruit
Supper
German style quiche with veg sticks
Apricot sunflower seeds flapjack

Example Menu 3


Breakfast
Selection of cereals, milk, bagels and toast
Mid Morning Snack
Apple, cheese and crackers
Lunch
Shepherds pie with savoy cabbage
Fresh fruit of the day
Afternoon snack
Piece of fresh fruit
Supper
Parsnip soup with bread and butter
Rice pudding