tcds - SAMPLE MENU
tcds - Childminding Service for 0 - 15 year old's
Sample Menu
 
Unless parents prefer to bring their own, meals will be provided for your child, so please keep us up-to-date with dietary requirements, allergies, etc.
We will encourage healthy eating habits, taking into consideration the '5-a-day' guidelines, and limit foods/drinks with high fat, sugar and/or salt content.

Sometimes children may try to skip dinner and go straight to pudding.... We encourage them to eat healthy meals and will ask them to eat their dinner/sandwiches first. If that is unsuccessful they will be offered a healthy dessert choice i.e. yoghurt and fruit (NOT biscuits, cake, jelly &/or ice-cream) We do not give chocolates or sweets as part of a meal - unless it is a special occasion.
Children are encouraged to 'try' foods they are not familiar with, before it is taken away.
PLEASE KEEP US UP TO DATE WITH DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, ALLERGIES AND INTOLLERANCES. Thank you.

 
Light refreshments are provided during the course of the day, free of charge.
For example:
Fresh, dried or canned fruit;
Vegetable sticks;
Fruit or Cereal bar; 
Rice cakes; bread sticks, crackers, with cheese or ham

DRINKS
It is not necessary to provide your child with a drink, but if you do - this will be given to them at snack/meal times when they are seated at a table. This prevents soft furnishings, toys and floors getting sticky from spillages, dribbling etc.

What we provide...
Fresh water is always available.
Fruit juice (diluted for children under 5 years)
Milk..
Preschoolers will be given numbered water bottles.
Older children are encouraged to help themselves to water, fruit juice or squash.
Other drinks will be served at snack/meal times only.

 
Breakfast = £1.00
Choice of 3 things plus drink
Cereal with milk
toast/waffle/pancake with cheese spread/marmite/jam.
egg, bacon
Fruit 
yoghurt.
Hot chocolate, milk, fruit juice or water.
 
 
Lunch/Dinner = £2.00
Vegetarian Shepherds pie/fisherman's pie/Cottage pie
Cheesy vegetable/tuna pasta bake
Spicy vegetable/chicken casserole with rice
Vegetarian sausages/burgers/fish fingers with mashed potato and baked beans or mixed vegetables
Pasty/sausage roll/hotdog/burger, with salad
Savoury sandwich, cheese string, carrot/cucumber sticks
Baked beans/spaghetti hoops/ravioli/scrambled egg on toast

Desserts:  Fresh/tinned/dried fruit
                 Fruit jelly/fruit pie - with custard, or ice cream  
                 Creamed Rice/macaroni/sago/semolina pudding
                 Cake/pastry /cereal bar/biscuit    
                 Yoghurt  / fruit puree /smoothie        

 
       

**A NOTE ABOUT SWEETS & CHOCOLATE**
We provide these treats for special occasions, birthdats etc. (now and then)
Please speak to us if your child has any special dietary requirements or if you would like to send treats for children to share. Thank you.


 IF YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR CHILDS MEALS -
PLEASE BE AWARE  OF THE FOLLOWING.....     
  • Children tend to ignore or refuse the healthy food available, if they know you have put 'yummies' in for them. 
  • It may cause jealousy amongst other children who will feel it is unfair that one child is allowed them, whilst they are not.
  • It is simpler to have a no sweets rule - unless prior arrangement made for a special occasion, when everyone will share (and after they have eaten their meal)
  • please dont be offended, if these treats are left in lunchboxes for your child to eat when they are with you instead.


!! ABSOLUTELY NO CHEWING GUM or BUBBLE GUM ALLOWED !!

* NO EXCEPTIONS *

  - SORRY -
Thank you for understanding