Recipe Of The Week – Sweet Potato & Chicken Curry

500g Sweet Potatoes,

4 Skinless Chicken Thighs,

 1 LargeRed or White Onion,

2 Tinned Tomatoes,

125g Spinach,

2 tbsp Curry Paste,

1 Tin Coconut Milk,

1 tbsp Olive Oil,

Method

1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, cut the chicken into bite size pieces and dice the onion

2. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water for 5 – 7 minutes until tender, drain well then set aside

3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and add the diced onion and chicken pieces, cook for 5 – 6 minutes until brown and the chicken is cooked through

4. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 minute, add the tomatoes and cook for a further minute

5. Pour 100ml of boiling water and mix well, simmer for 5 minutes then add the spinach and cook until wilted

6. Fold in the potatoes and heat through, add coconut milk and simmer for 1 minute

7. Serve with rice

Serves 4.

Congratulations Christine!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our Doune Terrace manager, Christine, on being shortlisted for NMT Nursery Manger of The Year.

Christine will head through to Glasgow tomorrow to be interviewed by a panel of judges along with 4 other finalists.

The award ceremony will take place on the 1st September, where the winner of the 2017 award will be announced.

We are all so proud of Christine on getting this far, it is a huge achievement and we have every confidence that she will go on to win the award.

Congratulations and good luck!

What a Compliment!

Thank you to everyone that visited our open days and our sensory room unveiling at Palmerston Place.

Both events went extremely well and the feedback we received from parents was so positive and lovely.

It is wonderful to see all the staff being recognised for their hard work, and listening to parents share our excitement over the new sensory room!

This is just are sample of the comments we received:

Thank you for your hospitality! It was wonderful to see the facilities at both Palmerston Place and Old Coates nurseries, and the staff were all so welcoming and informative. We actually abandoned Jake while we looked around and he was perfectly content – a very good sign! ‘

‘We visited Palmerston place yesterday and thought it was excellent, the new sensory room is particularly impressive. We would definitely like to send Ada there.’

‘Thanks for showing us everything our son does. It is great to see, and brilliant you do so much with him.’

‘Thank you so much for organising this event. Nadia loved the new sensory room.’

‘Very impressed by the brightness of the nursery. There is a great buzz about the place and plenty to keep the children entertained!’

‘It was wonderful to see the nursery in all its glory. The staff were friendly and informative. We know Lochlann is in excellent hands. He loves it, we love it.’

‘The nursery looks amazing and the staff are all so kind and welcoming. We are looking forward to sending our son here. Well done to all!’

It’s Official!

We are so excited to announce the official launch date for the Early Days Nurseries App as the 20th March 2017.

The app will give parents easy access to all things nursery related.

It will include learning and activity updates, calendar access, menu information and an online payment facility making life for parents that little bit easier!

We can’t wait for you to download it!