Healthy, nutritional meals are a vital part of a child's development.

We take this responsibility very seriously and provide only healthy snacks and drinks to the children and use a catering company for lunch that adheres to government guidelines on healthy eating for children. Our prices are all inclusive of food and drink which includes breakfast of either cereals or toast, a morning snack of fruit, lunch with a variety of options and an afternoon snack of fruit, milk and water are offered throughout the day to drink.


Fresh & Healthy

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, good quality ingredients
  • Nutritious, filling and well-balanced meals and snacks
  • Lunches with at least 3 of the children’s 5-a-day fruit and vegetable portions
  • Using local suppliers and local growers wherever possible

Eating Together

  • Mealtimes that are lively, sociable and relaxed
  • Children enjoy eating together 
  • Giving children all the help they need, but encouraging them to do all they can for themselves
  • Our children are given a light snack at 4.00pm to fill their tummies until they arrive home for the family evening meal

Meal Times

  • 8.00-8.45 breakfast
  • 12.00 lunch
  • 2.00pm snack (toddlers and preschool only)
  • 4.00pm afternoon snack

Drinks Desserts and Snacks

  • Water is available all day and is available for the children to help themselves
  • Other drinks are offered as well to choose from, at breakfast (water or milk) and afternoon snack (water or juice)
  • We discourage having puddings at nursery, however if you wish to bring in a cake to celebrate your child’s birthday we do sent a piece home so parents can give at their discretion 
  • Afternoon snacks vary and can range from chicken goujons, wraps to toasted bagles and fruit

Involving the Children

  • Getting suggestions for different or favourite meals
  • Children are encouraged to help with preparing snacks amd setting out meals for their peers
  • Test their tastebuds 
  • We love to bake, and make food that we can eat an enjoy, pickin fruit from our allotment and making smooties or pizza for example

Growing Our Own

We grow a few vegetables in our allotment at the Nursery. We take the children out to plant, grow and cultivate vegetables and fruits. We then use these in our meals. This year we have grown sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, strawberries, cauliflowers, cabbage and lettuce.

Contact Us

Toy Box Nursery
217 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NG

Telephone: 0114 268 5623


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14 January 2021
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