Healthy Eating

Meal and snack times are an important part of the service we offer, and an enjoyable part of the children’s day. Hindsford Day Nursery holds the NHS ‘Smile for Life’ award and we are also one of Wigan’s ‘Healthy Early Years’ settings.

Children of all ages experience a varied healthy diet, serving themselves and having the opportunity to enjoy meals in a social setting with their peers. All food is freshly prepared by our cook on the premises, including plenty of fruit and vegetables, and your child will gain confidence in tasting new foods. We cater for special diets and religious requirements, so please let us know of any special requests you may have.

A daily menu is posted on our outside notice board for you to see what your child has been eating throughout that particular day.

Your child will have access to on-going snacks in the morning, afternoon and early evening depending on when you child’s session time is. These snacks consist of fresh fruits, vegetable sticks and homemade snacks.

Your child will also have daily access to the water fountain and is given the opportunity to drink milk and fruit juices on occasion.


We are part of the Wigan Council Sleep Safe Campaign.

We believe sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and helps each child achieve their full potential. Children need consistency so it is very important for us to carry on with your child’s routine at nursery.

Young babies sleep in cots, taking into account information about the child’s sleep routines given to us by their patents/carers. Older children have a designated comfortable and safe sleeping area prepared for them with individual beds and linen that is laundered regularly.

Although there are set sleep times children sleep and rest as needed.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles

At the age of 2 years your child will be able to brush their teeth daily in nursery, staff will supervise them at all times.  Toothbrushes, toothpaste and storage will be provided free of charge.

Example Food Menus…

We invite you to come and play alongside the children for a short session. This will give you the opportunity to see what learning experiences we offer to your child.

Example Summer Menu – Week 1
Fresh sandwiches with a choice of cheese and ham served with crisps and salad

Homemade carrot cake

Homemade breaded chicken strips served with savoury rice

Cheese and Crackers

Homemade vegetable fingers with spaghetti in a tomato sauce (v)

Yoghurt and biscuit

Pork and apple casserole served with creamed potatoes

Mandarin cheesecake

Oceans Pie served with green beans

Fresh fruit salad

Example Summer Menu – Week 2
Homemade mini burgers served with cubed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Fresh Fruit Salad

Jacket potatoes served with a choice of tuna or cheese and salad (v)

Peaches and ice cream

Prawn crackers with sweet chilli dipping sauce

Chicken curry served on a bed of  rice

Cod fishcakes served with couscous and salad

Bananas and Custard

Crustless Quiche served with new potatoes and beans

Carrot cake muffins

Example Summer Menu – Week 3
Vegetable linguini (v)

Homemade Trifle

Muffin pizza with wedges and mixed veg

Fromage frais and fruit

Cod fish fingers with baby new potatoes and peas

Lemon cheese cake

Chicken and bell pepper in a tomato sauce served on a bed of bow pasta

Homemade cupcake

Homemade chicken and mushroom pie served with sliced new potatoes, carrots and broccoli

Jelly and fresh strawberries

Example Winter Menu – Week 1
Pasta/Spaghetti Bolognese served with Garlic Bread

Fresh Fruit Platter

Cottage Pie served with Savoy Cabbage, Carrots and Gravy

Oatmeal and Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie

Chickpea Curry served with Basmati Rice and Naan Bread (v)

Yoghurt and Homemade Shortbread Biscuit

Roast Chicken Dinner. Roast Potatoes, Roast Chicken, Yorkshire Pudding, Carrots and Swede served with Gravy

Homemade Cupcakes

Rosti Topped Fish Pie served with Green Beans and Sweetcorn

Jelly and Fresh Fruit

Example Winter Menu – Week 2
Fish Fingers served with Home-made Herbed Potato Wedges and a choice of Peas or Sweetcorn

Yoghurt and Fresh Fruit

Cheese and Leek Pie served with Cauliflower, Broccoli and cheese sauce (v)

Jelly and Ice Cream

Chicken in Creamy Mushrooms Sauce served on a bed of Penne Pasta

Fresh Fruit Platter

Pork Sausages served with Creamed Potatoes and Baked Beans

Cheese and Crackers served with Fresh Fruit

Chilli Con Carne served with Rice/Jacket Potato

Home-made Fruit Flapjacks

Example Winter Menu – Week 3
Chicken Curry served with Basmati Rice and Poppadums

Home-made Scones with Jam and Cream

Cod fishcakes served with sweet potato fries and peas

Banofee pie

Corned Beef Hash pie served with peas and  red cabbage

Ice cream

Oven Baked Jacket Potato served with a choice of Cheese or Beans (v)

Yoghurt and Fresh Fruit

Lamb Hotpot

Home-made Mini Eccles Cakes

Get in touch

Hindsford Day Nursery is a modern purpose built, single storey nursery. It occupies a homely site complete with a private car park and secure areas of outside space. We provide a friendly atmosphere for children between the ages of 9 months to 5 years.


Hindsford Day Nursery
Lodge Road, Hindsford
Atherton, Manchester
M46 9BL


01942 895313


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