Here at Jigsaw Day Nursery we have our very own qualified Nursery Chef who creates nutritionally balanced menus.
Our menus are designed to give your little one the best start in life. We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development. Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including meat, seasonal vegetables, and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.
We believe that mealtimes should be a happy, relaxed time where children learn social skills, manners, good hygiene practice and healthy eating habits to last them a lifetime. To receive copies of our menus or to speakto our Nursery Chef please do not hesitate to contact us.
Cooking & Baking Activities
Our children have opportunities to participate through weekly cooking and baking activities
Dairy Free Milk
We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant-based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.
No added Sugar or Salt
We do not add additional salt or sugar to any of the food we provide. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar, ensuring that your child’s salt and sugar intake complies with national guidelines.
Breast Feeding Friendly
We are a breast-feeding friendly Nursery, with staff trained in breast milk storage. We encourage and welcome you to visit during the day to feed your child whenever necessary.
Vegetarian & Vegan Options
We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegetarian and Vegan.
We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/ religious/ cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.
Allergies & First Aid
Our staff are trained in First Aid and our Nursery Chef is experienced in catering to allergies. You are more than welcome to meet with our Chef to discuss your requirements.
"To me - mixing flour, butter, sugar and eggs is more than 'making a cake' it is a constant source of pride, passion and creativity."
- Joined Jigsaw in 2017
- HND hotel and catering management
- 15 years experience in Hospitality Industry
- Fire Training
- Hygiene Certificate
- Allergy and Epi Pen training
- Child protection
- Covid 19 Training
- Paediatric First Aid
" I believe cooking from scratch is the single most important thing we could do as a nursery to develop and improve our health and well being"
- Joined Jigsaw in 2014
- Fully qualified cook
- 13 years experience
- NVQ Level 2 Catering & Hospitality
- NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery
- Nutrition Matters for Early Years Certificate
- Level 2 Award in Food Safety Catering (QCF)
- Fire Safety Training
- First Aid
- Child Protection
In Jigsaw Day Nursery we pride ourselves on providing your child with home cooked meals and snacks.
We purchase all our food from local suppliers, supermarkets, butchers and fruit and veg shops and milk man on a weekly basis.
We cater for many different allergies, intolerance’s and preferences.
Like most homes, the kitchen is a focal point in both our nurseries. Both kitchens have been awarded the Top 5 star scores on the door award.