The Bourne Valley Nursery Group

of Salisbury, Wiltshire has been championing quality Early-Years education for many years. It offers private, EYFS children's education. This includes:

Pre-school comes in the form of the Early Years Foundation STAGE TO support children's development and the latest childcare & early years curriculum.

The Bourne Valley Nursery Group EYFS, Pre-School and After-School Clubs are hugely important in children's eduction and development.

Our services cover the areas of:
  1. babies
  2. Nursery
  3. pre-school
  4. playgroup
  5. after-school club
  6. playground
The Bourne Valley Nursery Group is a professional company and has fully trained staff to Key Stage 3 and degree level. Contact us today on 01980 611766 for further details.

On the Menu
Food, glorious food!

Nutritious, delicious and sociable. Three words that aptly describe our ethos relating to the food the nursery provides to your child.

Our cooks take great pride in meal planning and the standard of food they produce. The meals are homemade from scratch and just to put this into context across the three nurseries they provide around 250 meals a day!

We currently have 5* Excellent rating from the EHO, and this we are pleased to say has been the standard for some years.

We currently provide 2 hot meals a day at our Bourne Valley ,Odstock and Durrington Day Nurseries.

Our Parsonage Nursery in Amesbury requires children to bring packed lunches but does provide a morning and afternoon snack


The menu

Please see our winter menu samples below . Each nursery may make alterations so please ask in the nursery if you wish to see a copy of their specific menu. The daily menu is displayed in each nursery.

Our menus change periodically and are a mix of firm favourites interspersed with new and more unusual dishes. These are intended to keep the menu fresh and broaden a child’s palate by introducing and encouraging children to try different tastes and textures. The theories say it takes 11 attempts introduce new foods successfully so we don’t give up easily but equally no child is ever forced to eat something they don’t like. In all the settings we provide healthy snacks twice a day which comprises of lots of fruit and raw vegetables.

We source our meat and fruit and vegetables from local suppliers.

Food, nutrition and safefy

We have always made the nutritional value of our food a key consideration and last year we went one step further in understanding the exact values in our meals. We voluntarily took part in a food survey run by Wiltshire County Council studying the food provision in schools and nurseries across the county. Every meal we produced across a week was analysed for calorific value, sugars, fats and minerals. We received some great feedback and took the opportunity to further enhance the balance in our daily menus.

For any parents who would like to read the report, it is available from the nursery manager.

We take our responsibility around food very seriously. In recognition of this, all our cooks have attended food and nutrition training and we are pleased to say have passed an examination on this subject. This is a recognised nutrition award accredited by Wiltshire Council and Environmental Health.

When registering a child into the nursery we ask about allergies and specific dietary requirements. Our cooks then ensure there is an appropriate meal choice for your child. We have also fully complied with the new food regulations around allergens. Each nursery can supply a full list of the meals served and any allergens within.


A sociable time

We believe food should be enjoyed as a social activity. Our morning and afternoon snacks are called ‘rolling snack’. This term means that the snack is available for a period of time and the children choose when they go along and have it. It’s a very successful approach as it means children don’t have to breakaway from an activity they are engrossed in until they choose to do so. It encourages choice and allows them to make decisions. It can be described as cafe culture and many will pop along with a friends or come alone and make friends whilst eating. We take every opportunity to learn so we talk about the fruit we are eating and count whilst cutting it into bits.

Lunch and Tea times are a more organised event at set times. This encourages a family feel of sitting round the table and is good for developing sharing and interaction as well as establishing positive behaviours.

We welcome feedback on any aspect of our food provision. Please feel free to speak to the manager at any time.



Sample Menu
Week1
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
Minced Beef Pie
Cauliflower
Gravy
Macaroni Cheese
Carrots
Mediterranean LambCous Cous
Beef Keema
Rice
Fish Pie
Green Beans
Dessert
Fruit Medley
Strawberry Mousse
Banana & Custard
Jelly
Strawberry Eaton Mess
Tea
Cowboy Pie
Broccoli
Hot Dog
Peas & Sweetcorn
Ketchup
Chicken in Tomato & Basil Sauce
Peas
Sliced Bread
Roast Chicken
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli & Gravy
Cheese & Ham Pizza
Baked Beans
Crusty Bread
Dessert
All Butter Flapjack
Pineapple Sponge
Choc ice
Fromage Frais
(Yogurt for ASC’s)
Chocolate Brownies
Sample Menu
Week 2
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
Cajun Chicken
Pitta BreadBaked Beans
Beef Goulash
Rice
Gnocchi Bake
Cauliflower
Spaghetti Bolognese
Grated Cheese
Chicken & Mushroom Pie
CarrotsGravy
Dessert
Fromage Frais
Swiss Roll
Pears & Chocolate Custard
Jelly
Bananas
Whipped Cream
&Chocolate Sauce
Tea
Sausage Ragu
Soft White Roll
Tomato & Mascarpone
Pasta
Peas
Chicken
New Potatoes
Green Beans
Gravy
Lamb Curry
Rice
Fish Cakes
New Potatoes
Baked Beans
Dessert
Chocolate Sponge
& Custard
Neapolitan Ice Cream
Strawberry Mousse
Lemon Sponge
Scone
With Jam
Sample Menu
Week 3
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
Cowboy Pie
Broccoli
Mexican Chicken
Rice
Beef Enchilada
Sweetcorn
Sour Cream
Goan Chicken Curry
Rice with Peas
Spinach & Mushroom
Pizza
Baked Beans
Crusty Bread
Dessert
Chocolate Mousse
Fruit Medley
Whipped Fruit Delight
Caramel Shortbread
Natural Yogurt
Sultanas & Honey
Tea
Tuna & Past
In White Sauce
Green Beans
Macaroni Cheese
Carrots
Lamb Casserole
Potato Wedges
Sausage
Mash Potato
Baked Beans
Roast Gammon
Sweet Potato Wedges
Peas & Gravy
Dessert
Vanilla Sponge
Custard
Shortbread
Choc Ice
Eve’s Pudding
Custard
Jam Tarts
Sample Menu
Week 4
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
Thai Beef Curry
Rice
Roast Chicken
New Potatoes
Carrots & Gravy
Tomato & Basil Pasta
Peas
Grated Cheese
BBQ Chicken
Tortilla Wrap
Sweetcorn
Tuna Pasta Bake
Broccoli
Dessert
Chocolate Brownies
Peaches & Cream
Ice Cream
& Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry Eaton Mess
Jelly
Tea
Sausage Casserole
Potato Wedges
Chilli Con Carne
Rice
Lamb & Oregano Ragu
Yorkshire Pudding
Gnocchi Bake
Carrots
Sausage Plait
New Potatoes
Baked Beans
Dessert
Warm Rice Pudding
Jam
Banana Sponge
All Butter Flapjack
Lemon Mousse
Chocolate Squares
All meals are home produced ising fresh ingedients by our qualified cooks. We cater for all dietary requirements and will where possible make similar alternatives so that the children are eating like for like with their friends. If you have any input for the menu please do let us know.

Please note each Nursery will make variations and displays its actual menu on site. Please ask the Nursery manager if you would like a copy.