We ask that you provide your own formula in separate containers (powder and water) to be mixed together at feeding times. Expressed breast milk can also be refrigerated and given to babies in their bottles, we ask that this is clearly labelled with children's names and dates. We will work with your routines and plans for weaning. All of our homemade meals can be pureed as required.

 Cooking Lessons and Planned Activities

As part of our planning and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we plan for cooking lessons with children. Children are encouraged to help write shopping lists of ingredients, take a trip to the local shops to buy their ingredients then cook/prepare the meal of their choice using all the ingredients they have bought. We cook different things from main meals to puddings and sides such as coleslaw.

 Outdoor Activities and Visits

With our large, secure outdoor garden and planned outings and visits around the local area we enjoy every opportunity to get outdoors and 'Be healthy.' To see more on our outdoor learning please view our 'Outdoor Learning' page.

Meals and Snacks

 A varied and nutritious diet is vital to aid healthy development.

We promote this at Skallywags through a home-cooked menu made from fresh ingredients and using local suppliers. This includes a breakfast snack, cooked lunch and light tea, with plenty of fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks throughout the day.

 We encourage the children to be involved in meal times, helping to lay the table and support self-service meaning children make independent choices about their meals. This promotes the social aspect of eating together and helping each other - making it more like family dinner!

We also promote good hygiene practices and each child has a nursery toothbrush that they are encouraged to use after dinner as well as having discussions about the 'dentist' and what is 'good' for our teeth.

 Please contact us to discuss your child’s individual needs, we can cater for all types of diets / allergies. Our chef is a very experienced cook and can create a meal plan around your requirements. Vegetarian option served daily.

Our Menu changes on a 4 week rotation and is displayed in the nursery entrance hall. An example of our Menu is as follows:

Menu Example





Toast, Fresh Fruit and Milk/Water

Spaghetti Bolognese with Garlic Bread and Fresh fruit Jelly with Cream

Sandwich selection, Fresh Fruit, Digestive biscuit


Crumpets, Fresh Fruit and Milk/Water

Mild Chicken or Vegetable Curry with Rice and Poppadoms and Angel Delight

Bagels and spread, Fresh Fruit and Yoghurt


Pancakes, Fresh Fruit and Milk/Water

Creamy Fish Pie with vegetables with fresh Jam Sponge and Custard

Beans on Toast, Fresh Fruit, Cheese, cucumber and bread sticks


Cereal, Fresh Fruit and Milk/Water

Chilli Con Carne and Rice with yoghurt and fresh strawberries

Warm Sausage Rolls, Fresh Fruit and Sandwich selection


Porridge, Fresh Fruit and Milk/Water

Macaroni Cheese with chunky bread and vegetables with Fruit Crumble

Cheese and Fruit Scones, sandwich selection, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.

Fresh fruit and Vegetables are provided every day.
Milk and water is available throughout sessions for children to drink.

 Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

Each week as a curriculum extra we have a visit from Andrea and Tatty who teach us Yoga. This can be done both outdoors in the garden and indoors in each of the children's rooms. We currently have 3 groups available from 6 weeks to Crawling, Crawling to 2 and 2 - 7 years. These are fantastic sessions that get us all bending, giggling and thinking, improving children's physical and creative development. Each session is £3.50 with Andrea offering free taster sessions. After each class children are given a colouring sheet to remind them of their adventures with Tatty and a 'Parent's Information Sheet' to take home so that parents can see what moves children have been learning and why this has been good for them. You can view a sample of a lesson by clicking the video link below:

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