The early years are a time when food habits are being developed. As parents, educators and carers, we believe it’s our responsibility to guide our children towards sound food habits. Food should not only be nutritious but also meet the social, cultural and educational needs of children. Indeed, one of our four key Best Start to your child‘s pillars is healthy nutrition and is something we focus on each and every day.
Children have their own unique nutritional needs and at Kids Club we encourage and support your child to meet those need through tasty nutritious meals. We put an incredible amount of effort in our Nutritional Menus and prepare everything on-site in our purpose built commercial kitchen.
We take your child’s health very seriously at Kids Club, we provide water for them all throughout the day. We also encourage parents to pack water bottles clearly named. Water prevents future teeth problems, tap water helps to develop strong teeth and there is no sugar and not fat.
Read this Healthy Kids Fact Sheet for more information on choosing water as a drink.
At Kids Club we serve fruit and vegetables with every meal. According to Healthy Kids NSW children aged 1-3 should be eating 1 serve of fruit a day and 3 serves of vegetables. For children aged 4-5 2 servings of fruit per day and 4 5 servings of vegetables.
Click on this Healthy Kids Fact sheet for more information on children eating more fruit and veggies.
All meals at Kids Club Childcare centres are freshly prepared on-site using high-quality ingredients.
Meals are tasty, nutritious and freshly-prepared by a qualified chef in order to meet the daily dietary requirements of all attending children.
Please ensure that you inform us of any special diets, food allergies or religious requirements your child may have so that we can cater accordingly. Parents will need to supply adequate certification or information from a qualified physician pertaining to specific diet or allergies.
We encourage parents to take time to feed their children breakfast at home as it is a very important part of the child’s day, however, breakfast is provided at the centre.
Weekly menus are displayed outside the kitchen and are rotated monthly. We welcome your input for different recipes or cultural meals. As much as possible, we attempt to cater for individual likes and dislikes, whilst incorporating multicultural tastes and diets.
Morning and afternoon tea offers children a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, yogurt, toasted melts and baked goods, as well as a selection of water or milk. Lunch often consists of a variety of cooked meals or sandwiches and a cool drink. Late afternoon tea is provided for those children who are collected late in the day.