Meals are prepared fresh daily and are designed to meet the dietary needs of growing children. Nutritious food is served 4 times a day including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Our cooks will utilise where possible, seasonal produce and incorporate a variety of flavours, colours and textures. Our babies enjoy freshly pureed vegetables and fruit and home made custard. The rest or our children enjoy meals and snacks from a diverse menu which is displayed in our foyer and a sample menu below.
Our Centres are respectful of cultural and medical dietary requirements and special meals are prepared in accordance with needs and designed to have a similar appearance to the menu meal. Whilst we encourage all children to try all food groups, the variety on offer will always mean there is something for your child to enjoy.
Eating is a social time and important learning happens during meal times as children learn new vocabulary and practice skills such as taking turns and sharing. Educators will show enthusiasm for healthy foods and children will learn how to make healthy food choices and come to realise the importance of nourishing their bodies. Self help skills are encouraged from the toddler years onwards.
Pop into the kitchens at any time and say hello. Our quarterly newsletter incorporates a Centre recipe and we are happy to include one that is your child’s favourite.
Meet our cooks :
Annette and Gina have been cooking at the Northgate Centre for the past 5 years and have a wealth of experience cooking in commercial kitchens. They have loved adapting their cooking skills to please even the fussiest of eaters.
Shane has been cooking at the Greenwith Centre for the past 16 years. An amazing effort and a credit to his dedication and love of cooking for the children of our Centre.