At Little Learners Nursery we provide our children with a fresh cooked meal from Cafe Connect (food hygiene rated level 5) that is part of a healthy balanced diet. The meals are cooked on site daily by the café connect's chef who provides a wide range of meals and variety of different tastes and flavours from around the world. We are able to cater for children who have special dietary requirements and an alternative meal will be provided. Babies are also catered for if arranged in advance with the child’s keyworker and café connects chef. Children not wishing to have a hot cooked lunch may bring sandwiches / a packed lunch from home provided by their parent / carer. We ask that these packed lunches that are provided by the parents / carers are a healthy and balanced diet to encourage healthy eating with-in the nursery setting.

The cost of a lunch is just £1.25 or £1.75 with a pudding.  Puddings can be purchased seperately at a cost of 75p

St Albans Little Learners Lunch

Nutrition Policy

  • We would encourage parents to consider including healthy options and fresh fruit when providing them with a packed lunch
  • Perishable foods will be stored in the fridge in the kitchen.
  • All lunch boxes/bags or containers, bottles, cups must be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
  • All children will be provided with milk/water through-out the day.
  • Notification of allergies or cultural family preferences will be passed onto the Café Connect who supply the nursery dinners.

Breakfast: 9.15am to 9.45am - Cereal/Toast/Fruit

Lunch: 11.45am to 12.45pm - Cooked lunch/packed lunch

Snack time: 3.15pm to 3.45pm - Late shift Snacks

Typical Weekly Lunch Menu

Monday - Chicken pie with Peas and Sweetcorn
Tuesday - Macaroni cheese with Garlic bread
Wednesday - Minced beef hotpot
Thursday - Gammon with Parsley Sauce, Croquette Potatoes and Vegetables
Friday - Mince Lamb and Potato Bake with Gravy Vegetables

Puddings - Yoghurt / Fresh Fruit / Jelly / Ice Creaam