Our Menu

Here at Little Bugs Childcare we’re passionate about children’s food!

A dedicated chef

We’re lucky to have a great chef who prepares the meals and snacks enjoyed by our Little Bugs. Not only that, he cheerfully supports the nursery’s activities with festive and seasonal menus, cooking up delights which fit into the projects taking place. For example, he may hold a barbeque whilst children celebrate Australia Day or prepare country-specific food as children learn about cultures around the world so that children can learn about and experience different foods.

The chef also works closely with the Nursery Manager, Jane, to hold cookery demonstrations and teach basic food preparation techniques. Children can often be found contributing to a soup, help preparing wraps or even enjoying a trip to shop for ingredients!

A healthy diet

Little Bugs Childcare offers lunch, tea and two snacks daily, meaning that you don’t have to worry about fixing food at the end of your busy day. The menu is a nutritious and balanced diet especially prepared for children, offering around ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day!

Food is prepared fresh on site and special dietary requirements of children are catered for.

A varied menu

Our chef prepares a seasonal menu, reflecting the food in season. To give you a flavour of what your child can expect, an example of a week’s Summer and Autumn menu is below.

Social skills around food

Children are taught about the importance of personal hygiene around meal times and eat together seated at a table. They are encouraged to respect meal times, the food on the table and their fellow Little Bugs – all important skills for life outside the nursery.

  Snack Lunch: main Lunch: dessert Snack Tea: main Tea: dessert
Monday Banana smoothie Sausage casserole Poached pears Hummus and bread sticks Tuna wraps and salad Pancakes
Tuesday Feta cheese and oatcakes Chicken curry and sweet potato wedges Banana and custard Vegetable platter Sausage rolls and beans Lemon tarts
Wednesday Pizza bites Beef brisket, potatoes and autumn veg Fruit crumble Grapes and cheese Quiche and salad Honey and lemon cake
Thursday Melon platter Salmon, mash, sweetcorn and green beans Rice pudding Cheese and crackers Pumpkin soup Fruit cookies
Friday Vegetable sticks and dip Meatball pasta bake Baked apple Apple slices Potato, bacon and cheese bake Jelly

...and our summer menu.

  Snack Lunch: main Lunch: dessert Snack Tea: main Tea: dessert
Monday Strawberry smoothie Lemon and herb chicken Eaton mess Fruit scones Chorizo, spring onion and new potato salad Fresh fruit and ice cream
Tuesday Rainbow bowl Salmon, new potatoes and vegetables Lemon mousse Cheese straws Macaroni cheese and vegetables Honey, ginger and lemon bake
Wednesday Garlic dip and veggie dippers Roast chicken dinner Trifle Apple nachos Mexican soup and tortilla strips Bounty bars
Thursday Strawberry and almond bake Sweet potato and beef curry Blueberry pancake Feta cheese, roasted peppers and oatcakes Frittata Raspberry Pavlova
Friday Watermelon slices Cheese and onion quiche with new potatoes and salad Lemon drizzle cake Pizza kebabs Pesto Fromage fraiche with berries