Our Menus

Providing a balanced, healthy diet for your child requires both expertise and imagination, which is why our menus follow the Governments Early Years guidelines alongside the Soil Associations Food for Life Served Here standards. With this approach we ensure that our food is perfect for your child’s growing body and mind.


Good nutrition sits at the heart of our approach to a healthy lifestyle for your child. Not only do we believe it is essential for children’s natural growth, it’s central to their concentration, learning and development too, helping them get the most from their time at our nursery.

Eating is about more than food: it is a social event too, so the nursery’s practitioners join your child’s mealtimes. This encourages interaction between children, good table manners and development of social skills. It is also the ideal way to offer your child a little help if needed, answer their questions about food and praise their independence.

All our food can be traced along its simple supply chain, which is backed by rigorous quality assurance processes.

We are proud to hold the Food for Life Silver Accreditation.


Your baby’s transition to solid foods can be challenging, so we will work with you to choose the best time to introduce greater variety in their meals.

Each nursery will work with families to tailor the menu to support children through the weaning process and we offer further guidance on our Childbase@Home website.

Special Diets

Our comprehensive Special Diet Procedure ensures every specific dietary need is met, with minimum fuss and maximum attention to each individual child, whether through medical, religious or other requirements.

Harry the Hippo

Harry the Health & Safety Hippo works with our kitchen teams and children to ensure that food is healthy and nutritious. Harry features in his own series of books, written and illustrated exclusively for our children, and the ‘Harry and the Giant Pumpkin’ story teaches planting, growing and harvesting vegetables.


We have a selection of nursery recipes available on our Childbase@Home website for families who wish to make these dishes at home.

Awards & Accreditations

Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200

Email: cedars.nursery@childbase.com