Our Food Philosophy

‘‘It may be obvious but it’s worth saying anyway, we care about what our children eat! Nutrition is a key part of the Storybook day. It supplies the fuel that provides the energy that stimulates the brain that increases learning ability.’’

A key factor in the Storybook food philosophy is balance. Naturally this extends to how we view food. We have a variety of snacks and meal options available from the Diner, freshly prepared each day.

Our termly menus has been carefully designed by our in-house chef and given the stamp of approval by dietitcian Anna Marie Holt and the Children Food Trust. 


The result is a menu that is nutritious in content and made to appeal to nursery age children. Designed to rotate with the seasons, our menus use fresh vegetables and ingredients, including those grown by the children in the Storybook garden. Principally plant based, our menus also include chicken and fish options to cater for all tastes. It goes without saying that all snacks and meals are prepared in line with cultural beliefs and allergy considerations. Growing your own food, preparing and eating fresh food, understanding the cycle of nature… these are lessons to be absorbed and enjoyed by children at Storybook.

We promote fresh, not fast, food, but we are not averse to the occasional treat – everything in balance after all. As a rule however, the Storybook food philosophy will strive to provide healthy options, from Diner snacks to in-house baking classes.

If you have any queries about the food options we offer, or would like to discuss the special dietary requirements of your child, then please do speak to us about it.

Take a look at our sample menu »