“How do we change the world?
One random act of kindness at a time.”

The great and profound Morgan Freeman – (and one of our favourite actors!) 

We want children to eat the most nutritious food at nursery, so that they can have bright and healthy futures. And we want to make this happen with a great big sprinkling of kindness. Kindness to animals, kindness to our planet and to kindness to each other. We are continuously looking for new ways to be kind, to help make the world a better place for our children to inherit.

Food origins

All our ingredients are fully traceable from the source of origin to ensure the highest standards of quality and freshness. We prioritise British-sourced products wherever possible to reduce our food miles and impact on the environment.

Animal welfare

We are working towards an enhanced accreditation to demonstrate that all our meat comes from farms which conform to higher animal welfare regulations.

Sustainable fish

All our fish comes from MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified suppliers to ensure the fish we enjoy is sustainably caught in a way that minimises environmental impacts.

We also only use Pole and Line caught tuna. This technique guarantees near-zero bycatch and damage to nature and ensured minimal impact on the environment. 

Charity partners

We proudly partner with charities who promote healthy eating values and those that distribute food to people who need it most.

Being kind to our planet

Renewable energy
100% of the energy we use comes from renewable sources, either wind or solar.
Reducing waste
All our waste is sent to a local Materials Recycling Facility (MFR), where it is sorted into recycling groups and sent away to be used again. If recycling isn’t possible, it is converted into fuel to make energy.
Eco vehicles
Our entire fleet of refrigerated vans are Euro 6, which sets lower limits for emissions. We are also in the process of exchanging our other vehicles to fully electric and charged by renewable energy.
Reducing energy
Unsurprisingly, our kitchen needs a lot of refrigeration. That’s why we fitted it with inverter driven compressors, which mean our refrigeration consumes approximately 25% less energy than conventional fridges.
Recyclable packaging
Our meals are delivered in aluminium trays which are 100% recyclable. Recycling aluminium uses 95% less energy than producing it and saves 9 tonnes of CO2 for every tonne recycled. The insulation used in our Taster Boxes is made from sheep’s wool, which keeps the sheep and farmers very happy. The film that seals our trays is not yet recyclable, but we are working on it!

Being kind to our people

London Living Wage
Money isn’t everything, but we all need to earn enough to live well. That’s why we pay the London Living Wage to our entire team. The London living wage is independently calculated based on the cost of living in London and is higher than the national minimum or living wage.
Free lunch
There is such thing as a free lunch! All our team enjoy a free hot meal each day from the dishes we produce. Not only does this keep them fuelled for cooking, but it also keeps us closely connected with the fantastic food we make.
Childcare discounts
Several of our team have children in nurseries who serve our meals. To help them with the costs, we offer team members a 10% discount and tax savings on nursery places with any of our partner nurseries, under a Workplace Nursery Agreement.
Skills based pay
Everyone at The Nursery Kitchen is treated equally and paid for the skills they learn. No role in our kitchen attracts more pay than another, it is simply how many different skills you are willing to learn.

We can achieve great things, together. Become a Nursery Partner, here.