At Spring nurseries we follow the early years voluntary food guidelines which means everything prepared on site is healthy, nutritious and helps your children try out a variety of foods.

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Snack time at Spring Nursery

While we are in lock down and staying home, we thought you might need some ideas for snacks each day. Children typically have a snack in the morning and afternoon at our settings and enjoy time out from learning and sharing social time with their peers. Try some of our ideas below:

  • Monday – Wholemeal pitta fingers, tomato slices and cheese cubes with water and milk to drink.
  • Tuesday – Breadsticks and vegetable slices with water and milk to drink.
  • Weds – Toasted crumpet, vegetable oil spread and water or milk to drink.
  • Thursday – Homemade cheese scone (warmed) and water or milk to drink.
  • Friday – Pitta fingers , tzatziki and cucumber slices with water or milk to drink.
Spring Healthy Lifestyles

Recipes

Tzatziki

Ingredients Quantity – serves 5 Quantity – serves 20 
Fresh Mint 5g (4-6 sprigs) 20g (1 small bunch) 
Cucumber 50g  4000g  
Plain whole milk yoghurt 100g 600g 
Lemon Juice 5ml (1 teaspoon) 20ml (2 tablespoon) 
  • Dice the mint and cucumber
  • Stir in with the yoghurt and lemon juice and serve.

Cheese Scone

Ingredients Quantity – serves 5 Quantity – serves 20 
Margarine 30g 115g 
Plain Flour 100g 450g 
Baking Powder 0.5 teaspoons 1.5 teaspoons 
Milk to mix   
Mixed herbs ¼ teaspoon ½ teaspoon 
Cheese, grated 10g 50g 
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4
  • Mix flour and baking powder, then rub in margarine
  • Add cheese or herbs
  • Use milk to mix
  • Use utter to make individual scones and bake in oven for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Allow to cool before serving