Healthy Meals

We offer an inclusive fee structure in Pinocchio's Nursery, in fact we were the first in Midlothian to start this in January 1998.  We understand that parents are busy and it makes it so much easier to know that your payment covers essentials and you don't need to worry about preparing meals and bringing nappies in.

Our fees include all meals, formula milk, organic milk and baby care items.

Our fees include healthy home cooked meals, prepared by our in-house Chefs in each nursery.  All meals at Pinocchio's are created with healthy local produce by our Chefs. All chefs are trained not to order food with E numbers, we buy foods with natural colours and natural flavourings. We never add salt when cooking. Vegetarian options are available, as well as alternatives, should your child have any special dietary requirements.

We are very proud of our meals in Pinocchio’s Nursery and our children and parents love it so much we even have our own Recipe book!

We use the 'Setting the Table Guidelines' please click here to see these.  There are also some lovely recipes provided by Health Scotland on the same link.

 

 

Breakfast From 7:30am - 9:00am Cereal/ Toast/ Home made porridge with water or milk (warmed in Winter)
Lunch main 11.30-12.30 Spaghetti Bolognaise
Lunch dessert Natural Yoghurt
Sit ‘n’ Sip 2pm Drink of milk (over 1 year olds) or water and a rich tea biscuit.

Dinner (< 2 year olds)

3.30pm Lentil soup with crusty bread

Dinner Dessert (< 2 year olds)

Fresh fruit

Snack (> 2 year olds)

3.30pm Toasted bagels with ham and cheese. Apple and banana, cucumber and carrot. Homemade plain scone.
Breakfast From 7:30am - 9:00am Cereal/ Toast/ Home made porridge with water or milk (warmed in Winter)
Lunch main 11.30-12.30 Salmon, pea & sweetcorn risotto
Lunch dessert Fresh fruit
Sit ‘n’ Sip 2pm Drink of milk (over 1 year olds) or water and a rich tea biscuit.

Dinner (< 2 year olds)

3.30pm Chicken a la king (a creamy red pepper sauce) with boiled rice

Dinner Dessert (< 2 year olds)

Natural yoghurt with pureed fruit

Snack (> 2 year olds)

3.30pm Chicken wraps with cheese, peppers and tomato, kiwi fruit and pineapple. Homemade flapjack..
Breakfast From 7:30am - 9:00am Cereal/ Toast/ Home made porridge with water or milk (warmed in Winter)
Lunch main 11.30-12.30 Butternut squash and sweet potato soup
Lunch dessert Custard & Banana
Sit ‘n’ Sip 2pm Drink of milk (over 1 year olds) or water and a rich tea biscuit.

Dinner (< 2 year olds)

3.30pm Beef mince and mashed potatoes.  Carrots, peas and sweetcorn.

Dinner Dessert (< 2 year olds)

Fresh fruit

Snack (> 2 year olds)

3.30pm Cheese and ham crackers, cucumber and carrot, melon and banana. Pancakes.
Breakfast From 7:30am - 9:00am Cereal/ Toast/ Home made porridge with water or milk (warmed in Winter)
Lunch main 11.30-12.30 Mild chicken curry and boiled rice
Lunch dessert Jelly and fresh fruit
Sit ‘n’ Sip 2pm Drink of milk (over 1 year olds) or water and a rich tea biscuit.

Dinner (< 2 year olds)

3.30pm Pasta with courgette, pepper sauce and parmesan cheese

Dinner Dessert (< 2 year olds)

Natural yoghurt with pureed fruit

Snack (> 2 year olds)

3.30pm Pitta pockets, tuna/mayo, cheese, tomato, cucumber, pear and apple with oatcakes
Breakfast From 7:30am - 9:00am Cereal/ Toast/ Home made porridge with water or milk (warmed in Winter)
Lunch main 11.30-12.30 Ham and mascarpone pasta
Lunch dessert Natural Yoghurt
Sit ‘n’ Sip 2pm Drink of milk (over 1 year olds) or water and a rich tea biscuit.

Dinner (< 2 year olds)

3.30pm Fish and vegetable pie.

Dinner Dessert (< 2 year olds)

Fresh fruit

Snack (> 2 year olds)

3.30pm Vegetable sticks – carrot, cucumber and peppers with hummus and tzatziki dip. Cheese straws. Apple and banana with a homebaked fruit scone.