The Berry Patch Preschool Advocates Proper Nutrition and Diet for Kids
Your child will be energised throughout the day as they go about various learning experiences. As we want them to enjoy munching on their meals and snacks, we have created a separate dining area specifically for this purpose. Children are provided with healthy school lunches and kids snacks, to name a few.
- Breakfast (7am – 8am)
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snack (5pm)
Healthy Meals for Kids
At The Berry Patch Preschool and Long Day Care Centre, preparing healthy food for school is as important as providing educational supplies. All meals for toddlers and babies are made fresh each day at the centre by our trained cooks. Menus have been designed based on the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Munch and Move Guidelines. This is to ensure that meals are nutritious and appetising while encompassing all food groups and cultural differences.
School lunch menus are displayed in the foyer for both the current week and the following week.
Management of Allergies/Dietary Requirements
Please note on the space provided on your enrolment form if your child has allergies to any foods. Cite special dietary requirements as well, if any. A meeting will the be arranged with the Director and Cook to accommodate your requests.
The centre takes many steps to prevent children from coming into contact with their allergens or foods they are unable to eat. We adhere to the following guidelines:
- High allergen foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and kiwis are not served at the centre
- A daily allergy or dietary requirement book is stored in the kitchen for the staff’s use. The book is updated as the children’s needs change
- Meals and beverages of children with allergies or dietary requirements are served on specially coloured dinnerware. Their meals are served prior to the standard meals
- Children with allergies or dietary requirements have a personal placemat detailing their needs for each day they attend daycare or school