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Partnerships

In this section you will find an overview on each of our partners:

Annabel Karmel: One of the world’s most trusted experts in feeding babies and children
Jo Jingles: Regular music, singing and movement experience classes at no extra cost to parents
Sing & Sign: An award-winning music programme which gives our children the opportunity to learn to communicate before speech, at no additional cost to parents
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We are very proud to be partners with Annabel Karmel, one of the world’s most trusted experts in feeding babies and children. We work in collaboration with Annabel to create bespoke menus that are both delicious and nutritious. We cater for all children under 5, including babies that are weaning, and all special dietary requirements are catered for within our menus. At Fennies, we know how important it is for children to eat balanced and nutritional food and whilst in our care, our mission is to ensure that mealtimes are a memorable and much loved part of the day.

We recognise the importance of introducing a diverse range of delicious flavours to encourage good, healthy eating habits for the future. That’s one of the delights of working in partnership with Annabel; our recipes are loved by the children and we serve food that even the fussiest eaters enjoy.

Children’s Favourite

The current favourite meal from the new menus, as chosen and eaten by Fennies children is the fabulously named ‘Jeweled pizza.’

You can make this at home by following the recipe below.

Recipes to try at home

We are often asked by parents for recipes of the children’s favourite meals so that you can recreate them at home.
We have put together a selection of the most requested and favourites for you here.

Please ask your nursery manager if there is a particular recipe from our menus that you would like us to share.

Jeweled Pizza

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 4 WHEAT TORTILLA WRAPS OR PIZZA BASES
  • TOMATO PUREE
  • MIXED HERBS
  • 200G CHERRY TOMATOES SLICED THINLY
  • 170G GRATED CHEESE
  • JEWELED TOPPINGS – SLICED HAM, SLICED CHICKEN, SWEETCORN AND PEPPERS

Method

Preheat oven gas mark 6
Sit the wraps/pizza base on a baking sheet
Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, add cherry tomatoes and cheese
Add lots of lovely jewel toppings, from sweetcorn to peppers, to mushrooms and peas. This recipe is a fun and very easy way to cook with your child. They will love making patterns with the jewels.
Bake in oven for 5-8mins or until golden brown.
ALLERGENS – DAIRY, WHEAT/GLUTEN

Apricot Cookies

Makes 18 (this is a big recipe that we use at nursery, you will probably only need half, a quarter or less.)
Ingredients

  • 100G UNSALTED BUTTER
  • 100G CREAM CHEESE
  • 75G PLAIN FLOUR
  • 50G CHOPPED APRICOTS
  • 65G WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS

METHOD
Preheat oven gas mark 5
Line baking sheets
In a large bowl cream together butter and cream cheese
Add the sugar and beat until fluffy
Gradually add the flour
Then fold in the apricots and chocolate chips (the dough will be quite soft, don’t worry)
Drop heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto baking tray and bake for about 15 mins until lightly golden brown.
ALLERGENS – DAIRY, WHEAT/GLUTEN, SULPHITES

About Annabel Karmel

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Annabel Karmel is the UK’s No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.

Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner 25 years ago, Annabel has written more than 40 books, which have sold over four million copies worldwide.

Credited with starting a food revolution, Annabel has helped parents around the globe with first foods to exploring tastes and textures, and fussy eating to family meals and beyond.

Now Annabel has brought her wealth of expertise and has created healthy and balanced menus for Fennies. Knowing how important it is for children to stay fuelled on the right foods, Annabel’ recipes are packed with all of the important goodness needed to help little ones grow and develop.

To find out more about Annabel and to access lots of free recipes for every age and stage, visit www.annabelkarmel.com.

Fennies and Annabel Karmel’s Food and Nutrition; Tips and Advice

Tips for Weaning
Tips for Managing Fussy Eaters