Collard Family Kindergarten Meals & Nutrition
In House Chef
Our in-house Chef will prepare delicious and wholesome fresh food each day. We know how important good nutrition is for growing children. We know that some children are fussy eaters. With this in mind our chef and educators have come up with a healthy menu your child’s bound to enjoy. Our chef cooks a variety of age appropriate tasty and wholesome meals. If you have a healthy family favourite recipe that your child loves to eat, please share it with our chef, so that we can add it to our menu.
We have planted a garden with trees and shrubs to surround our kindergarten. We also have an orchid, with fruit trees, vegetable and herbs gardens. Our fruit and veggie gardens are looked after by our children and educators. The children will help to plant, care and pick /cook our healthy food.
Our Breakfast program: From 6.30-8.00 am the children are offered breakfast. They can choose from cereal, fruit or toast.
Busy parents Breakfast: In our dining hall parents can help themselves to a piece of toast on your way out each morning.
Late snack will be offered to children at 4pm daily. For all our busy families we are offering your child a delicious hot dinner at kinder for an added fee of $4/per day per child. Dinner will be served daily at 5 pm.
As part of our outreach program for families doing it tough, we will have a community sharing basket. Staple food items such as bread, milk, pasta, rice, and fresh fruit will go into our sharing basket. Families can also contribute to the sharing basket by bringing in staple food items, or a tin of food or some fresh vegetables to share.
We understand the important role we play in meeting the nutritional needs of children while in care. Children who attend a full day of long day care will be offered at least 50% of their recommended daily dietary intake while in care. We also have a commitment to assist families, who provide their children’s meals to develop healthy food attitudes and habits. Guidelines around healthy eating when food is supplied at the service or when families provide the food can be found in the foyer or by asking a friendly team member.