One of Germany’s largest childcare companies, kinderzimmer*, has chosen Nursery Kitchen as its dedicated food supplier for its first foray into the UK market.
kinderzimmer officially opened the doors to its first UK nursery in Muswell Hill, north London last month. The brand will be serving up fresh, nutritious meals made by Nursery Kitchen in alignment with kinderzimmer’s own mission to celebrate food and build children’s confidence at mealtimes.
Jonny Player, Managing Director at Nursery Kitchen commented: “Our vision at Nursery Kitchen is to inspire children to develop a lifelong interest in food, leading to healthier, happier lives in the future. It’s important for us to work with like-minded companies and we see every partnership as a collaborative effort to make a positive difference.
“It’s fantastic to be working with kinderzimmer as the brand places as much importance on nutrition as we do. Food so often comes as an afterthought for many nurseries, and channelling available resources elsewhere means nutritional standards can slip. The long-term impacts can be catastrophic as children develop unhealthy eating habits, causing health and developmental issues later down the line. That’s why the early stages of a child’s life are so crucial in inspiring better choices in the long-term.”
Nursery Kitchen’s menus offer nutritionally balanced meals and snacks, with a diverse selection of ingredients. A typical three-week menu features 20 different vegetables and 10 different fruits, eight herbs and a range of spices. Example dishes include Farmer Sue’s Chicken Stew, featuring pearl barley and diced celeriac, and Swish Fish Pie, containing fennel and dill.
Jonny continued: “The diversity of our menus means we can add excitement to children’s mealtimes and encourage them to try new flavours and textures. kinderzimmer provides the perfect setting in their nurseries to accommodate such taste adventures. We’re excited to be part of the brand’s first UK venture and work with them to drive a positive change across the nation.”
kinderzimmer will be opening two further sites in Berkhamsted and Walton-on-Thames later this year. All sites feature a ‘kinderzimmer kitchen’; a dedicated multi-functional room designed to immerse children in mealtimes, share their eating experiences with others, and learn about food and nutrition through baking and food preparation.
Vishav Roma, Managing Director at kinderzimmer said: “Food and nutrition play an integral role in early years development. Our children are at nursery for most of their mealtimes, so it’s imperative we prioritise healthy, nutritious meals all-day, every day. By including a ‘kinderzimmer kitchen’ in each nursery setting, we strive to give children food confidence from day one. We’re able to make learning about food a focus, get our children excited about trying new things and, importantly, ensure they’re eating a well-balanced meal three times a day.
“Nursery Kitchen’s menu celebrate their ingredients by making them visible across their dishes, so it’s only right that we give children an opportunity to celebrate food and develop a natural curiosity for what they’re eating
“We are very excited with our new partnership which will enable us to keep high-quality food and nutrition consistent within our nurseries as we expand throughout London and the Home Counties in 2023 and beyond. We’re looking forward to working closely with Nursery Kitchen to help improve child nutrition across the UK.”
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