MonkeyMoos Daycare is a Nursery and PreSchool in Winklebury, Basingstoke offering spaces to children aged 0-5 years old.

FREE FOOD FOR ALL*

We’re based in Hampshire and we specialise exclusively in providing high quality food for children’s day nurseries and schools.

We think ALL children deserve great-tasting, nutritionally balanced food from the day they start at nursery to the day they leave. We work hard to ensure that children enjoy a bright, happy future, both in terms of their enjoyment of nutritious food and our own impact on the environment.

NURSERY MEALS

 

The nursery your child attends has chosen HungryMoose Catering for the children’s hot lunches and teas, you can rest assured that your child is receiving the very best and that the nursery has made a commitment to nutritional excellence.

We’re also keen to go the extra mile, to really deliver a service that exceeds your expectations. That’s why:

We cater to individual requirements.

We take allergy requirements very seriously.

We use all fresh ingredients.

If a child has special food requirements, we try to make their food look as much like the other children’s food as possible so that they don’t feel left out.

We supply generous portions, based on a trusting relationship with our customers.

We take full responsibility for the food we send you.

We train our staff not just in catering but specifically in catering for children and the unique skills that catering to the under-fives demands.

If you have any questions or specific concerns about your child’s dietary requirements, we’re always happy to help.

HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS FOOD

Food

We’re passionate about providing children with healthy, delicious food that’s good for them, good for nurseries, good for parents and good for the environment.

Here are just a few of the things we do to achieve this.

  • We source all our food locally, wherever possible.
  • Our menus include organic milk and cream.
  • We use free range eggs.
  • We make all our soups, stocks and sauces ourselves from scratch, using real ingredients.
  • We never use salt in the food we make for children under the age of one, and over the age of one we never include more than 50% of the Recommended Daily Allowance.
  • We recycle our waste – this helps to ensure that children have a bright, happy future to look forward to.
  • We always make our food with the nutritional requirements of children in mind.
  • We make all our baby food from scratch. We never use baby food from jars.
  • With the exception of bread, ice cream and some of our specialist diets, our food is completely E-number and additive free.
  • We collect/deliver lunches in the most environmentally friendly order possible so as to reduce pollution and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • We’ve received a five star rating from Environmental Health.
  • All our food is cooked to order.
  • Menus inspected and approved by child nutrition specialist Nicky Dexter
  • We never, ever use mechanically recovered meats, reformed meats, offal or fried food. We also never use packet mixes for soups, stocks or sauces

HEALTHY EATING

HungryMoose Catering and MonkeyMoos make every effort to ensure that we can assist with food allergies and food intolerances.

We do not intentionally use any products that contain nuts or nut derivatives within our food. Our best endeavours are made to keep up to date with new products and changes in existing products to ensure that, to the best of our knowledge, we adhere to this.

Responsibility for managing children with food allergies and intolerances is shared between HungryMoose and our schools and nurseries and everyone plays a part in ensuring that the children only receive food that is suitable to their diet.

HungryMoose work closely with Paediatric Dietitian in designing our menus, ensuring that products used meet with the Food Standards Agency’s approval. We provide an ‘allergy advice’ for our menus to help with the managing of food allergies in our schools and nurseries.

HungryMoose will not be held financially liable if a child suffers with an allergic reaction to food supplied by HungryMoose.

As HungryMoose uses fresh meat and fish products there is always a risk of any smaller bones remaining, although HungryMoose does make every effort to ensure that all such items are removed. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

ALLERGY POLICY

Our menus are complex and labour intensive, meaning that we work really, really hard to provide healthy food that the children enjoy, and that we can be proud of. We know that in catering there are many shortcuts we could theoretically take. We could reduce the number of man hours, reduce our costs and reduce the quality of the ingredients we use.

NURSERY MEALS

We’re also keen to go the extra mile, to really deliver a service that exceeds your expectations. That’s why:

  • We offer a 4 week menu cycle with seasonal variations.
  • We cater to individual requirements, offering parental choice.
  • We take allergy requirements very seriously.
  • We use fresh organic cream in our custard.
  • If a child has special food requirements, we try to make their food look as much like the other children’s food as possible so that they don’t feel left out.
  • We make our own meat paste for the sandwiches, including fresh whole meat and vegetables.
  • We supply generous portions, based on a trusting relationship with our customers.
  • We train our staff not just in catering but specifically in catering for children and the unique skills that catering to the under-fives demands.
  • We quarter every single grape in our fruit cocktails.
  • We serve a cheese cube after lunch and tea to reduce the acidity in the children’s mouths.
  • We take late bookings and do all we can to maximise your sales. We know how important it is for you to be able to say to your parents “yes, we can do that” rather than “I’m sorry, the catering company won’t do that”.

HEALTHY EATING

*Free Food is only applicable when attending more than 4 sessions, if attending less than 4 sessions food is charged at £2.50 per session.

 

*Free food constitutes solids and weening food only, formula and baby milk etc is not supplied*

At MonkeyMoos we offer FREE*  food by ‘HungryMoose Catering’! All children* including EYE government funded children attending more than 4 half day sessions per week will receive TWO hot and cold nursery meals.

For more information on the food that is supplied read below, for further reading see

‘HungryMoose catering’ homepage: www.HungryMoose.co.uk

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