Recipe Of The Week – Vegetable Curry

1 Large Onion,

2 Peppers (any colour) – chopped,

1 Courgette – chopped,

4 Baby Potatoes – halved,

4 Carrots – chopped,

1/2 Cauliflower – chopped.

1 Tins Tomatoes,

1/2 Fresh Red or Green Chilli – chopped,

15g Fresh Ginger – grated,

2 Cloves of garlic, mashed,

3 tsp Cinnamon,

3 tsp Cumin,

2 tsp Turmeric,

1 tsp Ground Coriander,

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil,

5 tbsp Mango Chutney,

1 Tin Coconut Milk,

4 tbsp Fresh Coriander – chopped,

Method

1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, all the vegetables, chilli and ground spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the tin of tomatoes and mango chutney

3. Mix the coconut milk and fresh coriander then add to the saucepan

4. Simmer gently for 30 minutes

5. Serve with rice or a baked potato

Recipe Of The Week – Beef Chilli

2 Large Onions,

500g Mince,

2 Peppers (any colour),

2 tbsp Tomato Puree,

2 Tins Tomatoes,

1 Tin Kidney Beans

1 tsp Ground Black Pepper,

2 tsp Paprika,

1 tsp Ground Ginger,

4 tsp Cinnamon,

4 tsp Cumin,

Beef or Vegetable Stock,

Method

1. In a large saucepan, fry the onions, peppers and all the spices with a little vegetable on a medium heat until soft

2. Add the mince and cook until brown

3. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and stock then simmer for 1 hour on a low heat

4. Add the kidney bean and cook through

5. Serve with rice, tacos or a baked potato

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!