Contact phone: 027 2208 010

Our Philosophy

Welcome to Nurture Kids, dedicated to providing complete catering solutions for Early childcare centres in Auckland.

Long terms catering as well as short term cover to cover leave of your cook.

Kristin Burns & Frith Griggs owner operators are both parents and come from the food service industry.

As parents, we understand the importance of knowing our children are fed well during the day. Our focus is on nutritionally specific menus designed for young children. With the close consultation of Nikki Hart we provide complete catering options that take all the stress away. With high quality ready to heat & serve meals & snacks delivered fresh to your centre.

As business partners, Kristin and Frith have owned and managed hospitality, catering and event operations for over 20 years each. We know the challenges that come with managing kitchens, in particular chefs and controlling food cost! We personally select all ingredients and each recipe is carefully developed to the highest standard.

Take Home Meals

Delicious kids dinners from the Nurture kids range all designed by our chefs and Nikki Hart Nutrition.

Take home meals parents can buy and collect from their child’s centre ready to take home. Conveniently delivered to your centre. Meals are frozen, ready to heat & serve.

Centres don’t need to be using the catering service to take advantage of the Take Home meal service.

Nikki Hart

We are proud to have Nikki Hart on our team supervising our menus.
Nikki is a trained dietitian and NZ registered nutritionist.

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Information for centres

Kia ora, we are Frith & Kristin owner operators of Nurture Kids. A dedicated catering business specifically supplying Early childcare centres in Auckland. As well as business partners we are also parents. We have owned and managed hospitality, catering & event operations for over 20 years each. We understand the challenges that come with managing kitchens, in particular chefs and controlling food cost.

We have a new purpose built, high spec commercial kitchen in Avondale. Our dedication is to beautiful fresh children’s food and to providing a convenient service to centres.

About our menu and nutrition

As parents, we value the nutrition our kids get. It helps them learn, play and grow.

We are extremely lucky to have Nikki Hart Nutritionist assisting us with all menu decisions. We also check the nutritional content & portions of all dishes to be appropriate for small children. We are proud to offer well balanced appealing food that is enticing and fun to eat.

Full nutritional breakdown with daily intake is provided to each centre and is also available on our website. We welcome parents to utilise that resource.

We make all food fresh daily in our purpose built kitchen. All meals and snacks are prepared by experienced chefs who are dedicated to quality. Everything is made from scratch opting for creating meals from raw ingredients rather than processed.

All ingredients are rigorously selected. We have invested many hours building relationships with our suppliers. We know in depth about all of our suppliers and where our ingredients are sourced. We choose only products we trust.


Some facts on our ingredient choices

We choose to minimise using sugar wherever possible, instead using alternatives such as fruit, maple etc. for sweetness.

  • Free range eggs
  • All cheese used our cooking is vegetarian.
  • All our food is Halal.
  • All our food is nut free.
  • Options available for Dairy Free / Gluten Free / Egg Free / Vegetarian children. We are also happy to discuss other specific allergies.

Delivery and pick up schedule:

Catering service -Deliveries times will be discussed per centre

Deliveries will be made approximately 3 times per week on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.

Full heating and serving instructions provided, but it’s all very simple.

All food is delivered in reusable containers, rinsed containers will be collected on the next delivery day. (except for emergency catering)

Emergency catering - Delivery will be made by urgent courier – delivery time will be advised dependant on notice given.



“We recently had a very pleasant and stress free experience using this company to cater for our centre when our cook was away for a week. Frith was absolutely amazing, so helpful, resourceful and open to feedback about the children’s likes and dislikes. They are just starting out, their prices are reasonable and the food is incredible.”

Sanna Cook – The Learning Centre Ponsonby

Contact Us

We'd love to discuss your catering requirements with you.

Please send us a message using the contact form. Alternatively, you can call us on 027 2208 010, or send us an email at

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