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ROUTINES AND MEALS

Before School Care

7 am Open
7am – 8.15am Breakfast is served
7am – 8.30am Free play and programmed activities
8.30am Roll call/School time

After School Care

3pm – 3.15pm School bell; roll call
3.15pm – 3.25pm Message time & afternoon tea
3.25pm – 5.30pm Programmed activities
3.25pm – 6pm Free play
6pm Close

Vacation Care

Routines will vary during the Vacation Care period. Please see individual vacation care programs for more information.

MEALS

We cater to for the nutritional needs of children, foster good eating habits, take into consideration cultural requirements and children with food allergies. Our menu is programmed according to nutritional guidelines and displayed outside the centre on the children notice board. 


BREAKFAST 

Our breakfast menu includes cereals, toast, milk and Milo, yoghurt, and fresh fruit. We also include other special food items such as English muffins and waffles. Breakfast is served at Before School Care and during Vacation Care until 8.15am each day. 


AFTERNOON TEA 

When developing and reviewing our menu we take into consideration current best practice and recommendations from expert bodies.  We refer to The National Heart Foundation of Australia (Eat Smart, Play Smart) as well as Network of Community Activities (OOSH Development Factsheet - Menu Planning) when determining the types of food and portion sizes we serve. 


Our menu: 

  • Includes a variety of foods 

  • Includes servings of fruit and vegetables every afternoon 

  • Limits sugary, fatty and salty foods 

  • Is portion controlled as a snack, not a main meal serving 

  • Caters to dietary and religious requirements where necessary 


Afternoon tea is served at After School Care and Vacation Care.