40 Years of Busy Bees

Eating Well

Here at Busy Bees, our NHS accredited nursery menus offer a wide range of diverse dishes, using fresh, seasonal, and local - where possible, ingredients to help give your child the best start in life.

Autumn / Winter Menu

Our Autumn / Winter menu has launched. Watch the video below to find out more.

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We take pride in our food credentials and what we serve children in nursery. All of our nursery menus are nutritionally balanced, paying special attention to reducing salt and sugar.

We're constantly evolving the way we create our menus, and we regularly take on board feedback from children, parents, and staff in order to help us develop dishes that meet the needs of all of the children in our care. Our menus often include many childhood favourites with an added healthy twist, ensuring children receive the correct nutritional balance they need, without even realising it!. We like to support and encourage eating well within the nursery but also at home - why not try some of our delicious recipes with your child, or read our tips and advice on promoting healthy eating habits.

Our nursery meals and menus and recipes are carefully examined and externally accredited by nutritionists at NHS Startwell read more about them here.

Feeling hungry? Download our Autumn / Winter Recipe Book below.


Featured Recipe

Fruity Mousse

6 portions

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Food suppliers

At Busy Bees we use food suppliers with a proven track record of Food Safety, quality, and service. We regularly assess our suppliers to make sure that these core values are upheld and make it our duty to assess ingredients used within our nursery meals, including potential allergens to ensure we cater for all types of dietary requirements and medical conditions. View our sample nursery menus, which clearly displays any allergen information.

We also ensure that:

  • We do not use eggs from caged birds
  • We don’t serve fish from the Marine Conservation Society ‘fish to avoid’ list
  • Genetically modified ingredients are never used

Inspection of food premises

Nursery Managers, Chefs, and our dedicated Compliance Team, conduct regular checks regarding our Food Safety standards in our kitchens. We are also inspected by Local Council Environmental Health Departments to ensure we meet all Food Safety Regulations.

Catering Team

Busy Bees has a dedicated Catering Team with over 35 years’ experience in catering in Early Years environments. Each of the team have all worked as Chefs within our nurseries during that time and have experience in other areas within the wider catering industry which brings a wide range of knowledge and ideas to the food service we offer, this includes everything from, baby weaning to allergen support.

View our full sample nursery menus today to get an idea of what your child might eat while at one of our Busy Bees nurseries.