Day Nursery In Romford

Mary Poppins Meals and Snacks

At Mary Poppins Day Nursery in Romford we offer our children a well balanced, nutritional set of meals and snacks that are cooked by our dedicated cook on site.  Because we prepare most of our food from scratch we can ensure that our food contains the minimum amount of salt and sugar.

kids eating at nursery


Allergies and Dietary requirements

We are used to dealing with children's food allergies and all kinds of dietary requirements.  Just let us know and we'll make sure your child’s specific requirements are catered for.

We always offer a choice of sweet pudding or fresh fruit with our Lunch and Tea.

Meal times

Our meal and snack times are :
Breakfast 8:00am to 9:00am
Lunch 11.45am
Tea 3:30pm

We provide a selection of fruit/vegetable in each room for  the child to help themselves to a snack when they require. Refreshments are available throughout the whole day, Pre-School children are encouraged to use the water cooler when they require a drink.

Encouraging children to eat

At Mary Poppins Day Nursery we make meal times a social affair.  We all eat at the same time (staff and children) and we help and encourage all the children to try different foods. This is made easier by the older children's dinner being served buffet style and helping themselves to what they would like to eat.


We will produce a weekly menu on a 4 weekly rota so you can see what your child will eat beforehand.  We will always make a note in their daily record book (babies) about what they liked and how much or little they ate. Details of what the older children eat will be on the parents notice board outside of their room.


For toddlers and pre-schoolers, we have drinking stations where they gradually learn to help themselves.  We often find, however, that bringing in a child's favourite cup can often result in them drinking a little better.