At Hawthorns we believe healthy food options are essential. We provide a wide range of healthy balanced meals and snacks to cater for all dietary requirements. All our meals are freshly prepared by our highly qualified and extremely experienced chef.

Gail began working at Hawthorns in November 2017. She has over 30 years’ experience catering in the education and learning sector, Gail plans and prepares all meals on a 4 weekly rota for summer and winter and ensures that they promote a healthy and balanced diet.

During your child’s day we will provide breakfast which consists of cereal, a side of toast and milk,.a mid-morning snack then a Home cooked lunch followed by a dessert. Later an afternoon snack followed by a light tea..

Throughout meal times children are encouraged to self- serve and make healthy choices. Fresh drinking water is available at all times.

All meals for the children are prepared daily from fresh ingredients by our in-house Nursery Chef.

Our menus offer a wide variety of balanced and nutritious meals, catering for many allergies and dietary requirements.

Hawthorns ensures that great care is taken to present meals where the food is cut into small pieces enabling your child to eat enjoyably and safely. For these reasons, we have our own strict regulations regarding food shape i.e. we do not serve your child whole grapes, cherry tomatoes, large slices of apple or any other foods with potential to cause difficulty in swallowing.

Parents are asked to provide bottles with formula or breast milk for children who require them.

The nursery provides cow’s milk or other milk alternatives for children who are able to drink it.

Once your child is ready to be weaned onto solids, we will provide a meal that you feel comfortable with, e.g. pureed carrot. We then gradually progress with the diet i.e. adding different foods and move onto different textures when you and your child are ready. We liaise with parents on a regular basis regarding any changes.

Current Menu

Menu Week 1

Breakfast: Variety of cereals, occasional small glass of fruit juice

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
ToastToasted TeacakeCroissantsToastCrumpets

Lunch Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Fishfingers, Potato & VegetablesChilli & RiceToad in the Hole, Mashed Potatoes & VegetableLasagne & Garlic BreadChinese Noodles
Upside Down CakeFromage FraisShortbread BiscuitFromage FraisSponge & Custard

Tea Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hot Dogs & French FriesPasta & SauceTortilla PizzasBeans/Spaghetti & WafflesSausage Plait & Vegetables
Fromage FraisMelon MedleyFromage FraisBananas & CustardFromage Frais

Snack

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
RaisinsCrumpetsCrackers & Cheese SpreadRice CakesToasted Fruit Bread
Fruit BowlFruitFruit BowlDried FruitFruit

Menu Week 2

Breakfast: Variety of cereals, occasional small glass of fruit juice

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
CrumpetsToastToasted TeacakesCroissantsToast

Lunch Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Quorn Nuggets, Potato & VegetablesFish Pie & VegetablesChicken Curry & Poppadums’Pasta BakeCorned Beef Hash, Yorkshire Puddings
Chocolate Sponge & CustardFromage FraisFromage FraisCarrot CakeFromage Frais

Tea Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
SandwichesSausage & Yorkshire Puddings & Vegetable GravyPizza & SaladLoaded WedgesToasties
Fromage FraisCheese & CrackersFlapjackFromage FraisFairy Cake

Snack

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Nachos & SalsaCheese BreadsticksBanana BreadYoghurt Covered FruitCheerios
Dried FruitFruit BowlFruitFruit BowlFruit

Menu Week 3

Breakfast: Variety of cereals, occasional small glass of fruit juice

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
ToastCrumpetsToastToasted TeacakeCroissants

Lunch Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Spaghetti & Meatballs & Garlic BreadRoast DinnerFishcakes, Potato & VegetablesBBQ Chicken, Savoury RiceMeat & Potato Pie & Vegetables
Ginger BiscuitFromage FraisRice PuddingFromage FraisFromage Frais

Tea Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Cheese & Tomato PinwheelsScrambled EggsTortilla RollsJacket PotatoSoup & Crusty Bread
Fromage FraisIce LollyFromage FraisStrawberries & CreamVictoria Sponge

Snack

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Coated Rice CakeBriocheCheese/Veg PuffsScotch PancakesBreadsticks & Veg
FruitDried FruitFruit BowlFruitFruit Bowl

Menu Week 4

Breakfast: Variety of cereals, occasional small glass of fruit juice

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
CroissantsToastCrumpetsToastToasted Teacake

Lunch Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Vegetable Fingers, Potato & VegetablesMoroccan Lamb, Cous CousQuorn Bolognese, Garlic BreadCowboy PieBreaded Fish, Potato & Vegetables
Tray BakeFromage FraisFruit CrumbleFromage FraisJelly

Tea Time

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
RavioliSausage Rolls & BeansHam & Potato RotiFajitasBeans/Spaghetti & Toast Fingers
Fromage FraisMilkshake & Homemade BiscuitFromage FraisFruit & Ice CreamFromage Frais

Snack

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
SoreenCrackers & CheeseCracker BreadBreadsticks & HumousSavoury Muffin
FruitFruit BowlFruitFruit BowlDried Fruit

Meal Times:

Breakfast: 8:15 am – 8:45 am

Mid Morning Snack: 10 am

Lunch: 11:30 am – 12 pm

Mid Afternoon Snack: 2 pm

Tea: 3:45 pm -4:15 pm