Our Organic Life

Shepperton Organic Day Nursery was the first organic nursery in the UK.  So you can rest assured that your child will receive a healthy, balanced diet.

By Organic we mean that every ingredient of every meal is organically sourced and we are committed to providing the children with only organic produce, sourced where possible, from local farms, and suppliers who have been certified by the Soil Association Soil Association.  Any fish we serve is line caught or wild.

Our nursery and entire operation is inspected by the soil association on an annual basis.

 Details of our organic food:

  • Additive free, with no genetically modified ingredients
  • Freshly made – all our food is made fresh each day by our full-time chef, in the nursery’s kitchen.  Yes, even the ice cream and biscuits are homemade!
  • Locally sourced food – wherever possible we buy from and support local suppliers
  • Seasonal menus – we change menus on a weekly basis and use seasonally available produce at all times
  • Balance of nutrients – all meals contain a range of different foods to ensure children receive a balance of nutrients, but also a range of colours and textures to make the food interesting and enjoyable
  • We are Soil Association approved – they conduct an annual inspection of the nursery’s food arrangements


All meals are carefully planned and prepared in our own kitchen, to suit every child’s palate.

They are nutritionally-balanced, and provide a healthy start to developing taste buds.

We believe eating organic is an excellent way to ensure a healthy life balance, and also to install healthy
eating practices in your child.

There is always plenty of healthy food on the table (many of the choices are irresistible) and children are encouraged to be adventurous and sample new foods.

Food culture and routine is an important part of life at Shepperton.  As well as a chance to enjoy tasty and tempting dishes, meal times provide the ideal opportunity to promote children’s social development.


carrot & sweet potato soup!