For young children, the importance of eating well cannot be emphasised enough. The food habits that they develop can stay with them for years, so it’s vitally important to introduce sound routines from the very beginning.
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Freshly Prepared Meals

At Little Elms, each meal is carefully planned and freshly prepared by our trained chefs, using only the best, locally sourced ingredients – organic where possible – to ensure a balanced and nutritious diet. Meal times are happy occasions, with children encouraged to be sociable.

Although we help your little ones to learn table manners and eat tidily, it all takes time and we don’t mind a bit of mess! We also use the herbs and produce grown by the children in the garden, encouraging them to try new tastes and textures. If your child has special dietary needs – such as having a food intolerance or requiring a vegetarian menu – we will be happy to accommodate them.

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Healthy, Nutritious Food

At Little Elms Daycare Nursery we believe that mealtimes should be a happy and social occasions for both the staff and children. Positive interactions should be shared at these times. We are committed to offering children with a healthy, nutritious and balanced meals and snacks which meet individual needs and requirements. We have a separate weaning menu for young babies.

Breakfast, lunch and tea are provided along with two snacks through the day. The menu includes 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables per day and fresh drinking water is constantly available. Individual dietary requirements and allergies that have been signed off by a doctor can be catered for at the nursery.

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Our Chefs

Babis Mourmouris

Executive Chef

I am originally from Greece, but have lived in England for 21 years. As a child I enjoyed cooking with my grandma and father, who were professional chefs. I have been working in the food industry for the last 16 years, starting my career in high end London hotels and restaurants. For the past decade I have specialised in the educational catering sector, an area that I find fulfilling and varied. I have an NVQ 1 & 2 in Professional Cookery.


Head Chef

I am the Head Chef at Beckenham and cater for both of the Beckenham nurseries, Shirley and Sydenham. I have worked in catering for the last 30 years and have worked at Little Elms for the last 3 years and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. I have found working with children, learning their likes and dislikes, very rewarding, and as they are not afraid to give you their opinion when prompted, they make my job a lot easier!
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Learn More About Us

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Little Elms Daycare set out to assist all children attending the setting to attain their maximum potential within their perceived capabilities.
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Across all 10 locations our nurseries offer state-of-the-art facilities, combining bright and spacious rooms indoors with fabulous outdoor areas.

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Contact Us

Would you like to know more? Click through to our contact page and either give us a call or fill out the enquiry form with any questions.

No Registration Fee

Signup today for September 2022 and we will waiver your £100 registration fee.

Please note: Offer ends 31st August 2022