Information for Parents

It’s really important to the team at Little Lunches that we engage with Parents and carers of the children who are eating our food as well as the Nursery staff. We know from our own experience that your child’s earliest encounters with food is both exciting and extremely daunting at the same time. It is often both challenging and rewarding as a parent at different stages of the development journey as they navigate through enthusiastic & picky phases.

We offer Nurseries who are beginning their on-boarding journey with us the opportunity to have a parent’s information & tasting evening that gives parents the chance to come along and taste some of our food and ask us lots of questions.

We also have Facebook & Instagram pages where we often share photos of the food that your children are enjoying at Nursery, special menus (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, Burns, etc), relevant articles, recipes, food engagement tips and much more. To keep up with our latest news, follow us!

You can contact us directly through our contact us page or by facebook messenger. We would love to hear your ideas and your feedback about our service.

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What parents are saying about us

"Even though we're off on holiday, this little chap is still asking about his little lunches.  You've made quite an impression!"

"My little boy raves about your pork goulash and we are keen to recreate it at home. Please can you share the recipe with us?!"

"Our son declared on the way home that he'd eaten ALL of his tomatoes and peppers at tea time.  I'm gobsmacked seeing as he won't touch them at home.  Both my 3 and 2 year olds wolfed down their teas.  A big thumbs up from us!"

Frequently Asked Questions

My child has a dietary requirement. Is Little Lunches able to cater for this and how do you approach this?

We cater for all dietary and cultural requirements in a really inclusive way. We always aim to provide a version of the standard menu dish that looks and feels the same for every child with specific requirements to enjoy. We work closely with Nurseries and Parents to understand the specifics of your child’s needs. If you have any questions, just drop us a message or give us a call.

My child is a fussy eater. What happens if they do not eat their Little Lunches meals at Nursery?

We know first-hand how difficult it can be when your child is going through a picky eating phase. The natural parental response is often to reduce the range of foods offered to mirror what we as parents think they are most likely to eat.

The Nursery setting, in amongst peer groups is a really great environment to offer a broader range of foods to more cautious eaters. The family style of dining can be really useful to encourage good eating habits as children are often reassured when they see their friends eating the less familiar foods.

We write our menus with food engagement in mind and we always try to include a little dose of fun in our meals to help with this. If you have any concerns at all about your child’s transition to the Little Lunches menu, we encourage you to speak to your Nursery setting.

What level of consultation and review has been performed on the menu’s to ensure that they are nutritionally balanced and appropriate for early years children?

Our menu follows the Setting the Table nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland. All our menus are accredited by the Early Years Nutrition Partnership, an independent organisation led by the Early Years Alliance with support from the British Nutrition Foundation. Through the rigourous accreditation process, we are assigned our own expert nutritionist who specialises in early years nutrition, with whom we work very closely to ensure our meals meet all the requirements for our little ones. 

Where can I keep up with the latest menus and news about my little one’s Little Lunches meals at Nursery?

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn to keep up to date with menus, news and we even share some recipes and handy tips for home mealtimes too.

I really love the sound of the Little Lunches meal service. How can my children benefit from this?

It’s great to hear that you love the idea of our service! We think you should go and tell your Nursery provider that Little Lunches is something you would love your child to have at their Nursery and ask them to give us a call.

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