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
Pasta(V)

Tomato pasta cheese bake Broccoli
Lamb

Lamb curry Rice Naan
Roast

Roast with new roasted potatoes,leek and cabbage
Fish

Fish pie Peas and sweetcorn
Beef

Beef and vegetable stew and dumplings
Dessert
Dessert
Fromage frais
Melon medley
Natural yoghurt and honey
Apple crumble
Tea
Pork

Sausage ragout and Yorkshire pudding
Chicken

BBQ/Honey chicken with mixed salad/mixed veg
(V)

Vegetable broth, slice of bread and butter
Corned beef

Corned beef with mixed vegetables
(V)

Cheese and tomato quiche baked beans
Dessert
Vanilla sponge and custard
Chocolate mousse
Choc ice
Brownies
Jelly
Sample Menu
Week 2
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
Tuna

Tuna pasta in a white sauce Green beans
Beef

Chilli con carne on jacket potato
Beef

Spaghetti Bolognese Garlic bread
Lamb

Sheppard's pie Broccoli
Roast

Roast of the week and all the trimmings
Dessert
Strawberry mousse
Ice cream and strawberry/ raspberry sauce
Natural yoghurt and fruit cooli
Pears and custard
Fruit medley
Tea
Chicken

One pot chicken and rice Pita bread
Fish

Fish cakes New potatoes baked beans
Pork

Cowboy pie Swede and carrot
(V)

Macaroni cheese carrots
Beef

Sausage stew with Yorkshire pudding
Dessert
Marble sponge
Shortbread
Fairy cakes
Fromage frais
Gingerbread man
Sample Menu
Week 3
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
(V) Fish

Baked potato and various filling
Roast

Roast in gravy Roasted potatoes Peas and carrot
Beef/Lamb

Beef or lamb curry Basmati rice
Meat

Cottage pie and vegetables
Beef

Meatball pasta in tomato sauce
Dessert
Fromage frais

Melon medley
Natural yoghurt and fruit cooli
Lemon drizzle cake
Fork biscuits
Tea
Turkey

Turkey casserole with penne pasta
Ham

Ham cabonara Crusty bread
(V)

Cauliflower, broccoli, cheesy potato bake Green beans
(V)

Macaroni cheese carrots
Fish

Fish pie and vegetables
Dessert
Eva's pudding and pouring cream
Banana and custard
Pineapple sponge tray bake
Fruit cocktail
Greek yoghurt and fruit cooli
Sample Menu
Week 4
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch
(V)

Tomato and mascarpone pasta Peas
Beef

Enchiladas Sautéed peppers
Beef

Savoury mince and rice infused with vegetables
Chicken

Roast of the week and all the trimmings
Fish

Fish pie and green beans
Dessert
Fromage frais

Melon medley
Chocolate mousse
Blueberry sponge
Fruity jelly
Tea
Chicken

Moroccan chicken White rice
Fish

Fish fingers, new potatoes and baked beans
Pork

Sausage roll wedges
(V)

Root vegetable soup Bread roll
Pork/Beef

Sausage and mixed bean casserole Garden peas
Dessert
Apple strudel and custard
Rice pudding
Lemon curd sponge
Banana and custard
Apple crumble and yoghurt
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.