New Chef (October 2018)
We would like to welcome our new chef Christopher who started with us on 9th October. Chris has a level 3 in Food Management and is an excellent addition to the Danesmoor family.
Chris left college in 2001 and has been a chef ever since. He has worked in many places including restaurants, bars, pubs and has even worked for Darlington Borough Council as their mobile manager who went and cooked in all of the Schools and Care Homes owned by Darlington Borough Council.
Chris has a high expectation when it comes to cooking and is set on making sure your children get all of their 5 a day whilst also cooking healthy home cooked meals that we hope the children will enjoy. He has developed a 3 weekly menu and is in each room in the nursery for parents to view. We are looking forward to the lovely lunches he will provide and hope your children will love them too!
Should your child require any dietary needs/ allergy amendments to the menu Chris will be sure to accommodate them. menu jan 19
As of December the 13th 2014, European Law comes into effect regarding the labelling of food. This means that we need to provide written details of all potential food allergens used in our food.
Restaurants will now have to provide allergy information as part of their menus. This enables customers to make choices that are based on all the available information.
Obviously your children cannot always communicate that type of information. It is therefore vital that we are kept up to date with all information with regards to food allergies.
Cereals containing gluten such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or khorasan
Crustaceans for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish
Milk (including lactose)
Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia (or Queensland) nuts
Celery (including celeriac)
Sulphur dioxide (>10mg/kg or 10mg/L)
Mollusc for example clams, mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid
For more information please visit
We will all be doing the training over the next few weeks.
Common food allergens in the Nursery.
◦ Cereals containing gluten such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or khorasan
Sainsbury’s Wheat Bisks.
Sainsbury’s Multi Grain Hoops.
All Cakes and Biscuits.
All OXO cubes.
Home made Flapjack.
Sainsbury’s Pork Sausages.
◦ Crustaceans for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish
None of the above is served at the setting
Fish in Tomato Sauce .
Not served at the setting.
Alpro Soya Yoghurts.
◦ Milk (including lactose)
All Cheese Products.
Broccoli Cauliflower Pasta Bake.
Tuna Vegetable Pasta sauce.
◦ Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia (or Queensland) nuts
None of the above used in the setting.
◦ Celery (including celeriac)
Vegetable OXO cubes.
Broccoli cauliflower pasta bake.
◦ Sesame seeds
Not used in the setting.
◦ Sulphur dioxide (>10mg/kg or 10mg/L)
Found in Sainsburies Pork Sausages.
Not Used in the setting.
◦ Mollusc for example clams, mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid
Not Served at the setting.