Coin Street Nursery works with Chefs in Schools

Child eats food

“Coin Street Nursery’s healthy menu gave our daughter the confidence to try different food and new flavours.” – Joana, Coin Street Nursery parent 

The Coin Street Nursery has been working with Chefs in Schools since December 2020, transforming the food it serves and helping children to learn and get excited about what they’re eating.

Coin Street Nursery’s healthy menu gave our daughter the confidence to try different food and new flavours. The nursery has stimulated her curiosity about food. She is always keen to try new dishes, even the spiciest ones

Joana, Coin Street Nursery parent

Chefs in Schools is a charity that works with schools to promote healthy diets. They believe every child deserves the right to access, enjoy and learn about good, nutritious food.

With a rise in childhood obesity and diet-related illnesses in the UK, particularly in areas of the country with less money, both Coin Street and Chefs in Schools are committed to changing the way we think about food in schools.

At Coin Street food matters to us. Like many nurseries we work on a tight budget and delivering high quality food can be a challenge. We have quickly seen the positive results of our partnership with Chefs in Schools, with happy children and happy budgets

Marie Kapszewicz, Senior Operations Manager at Coin Street

With the help of Chefs in Schools, the Coin Street Nursery employed Jamila Khan, a professional chef who has been trained to create menus for children, give guidance on nutrition and deal with fussy eaters.

Jamila, Nursery Chef


The children have reacted really well to my new menu. I have a great relationship with them, and they will often come up to the kitchen window to ask me about ingredients and what I’m making. I was under the false pretence that cooking for children would be completely different to cooking for adults, but I have quickly learnt that they’ll pretty much eat anything!

I think introducing children to healthy, nutrition packed food is hugely important. Not only do they need a variety of nutrients to physically grow and develop healthily, but with so many issues surrounding food, such as childhood obesity, food poverty and body image pressures, teaching the children that food is an experience, and something we NEED, should love and be comfortable with, is my aim.

Jamila Khan, Nursery Chef
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