Our cook has qualifications in preparing nutritious meals for children, menu planning, safe food handling and hygiene practices. Meals will be prepared in our kitchen on premises.

Children in child care need regular healthy meals, snacks and fluids (drinks). Promoting children’s health is an important aspect of good quality child care. It’s important that children are offered nutritious meals and enjoy positive mealtime experiences. All of our staff are familiar with hygiene standards, nutrition principles for children, and food safety laws.

Food provided in early childhood has an important role to play in the growth and development of children and in the development of future eating habits. At Ruse Child Care Centre, our menu aims to meet a significant amount of a child’s daily nutrition requirements. A variety of foods such as vegetables, fruits, cereals, lean meat, fish, chicken, milks, yoghurts and cheeses are provided to children in care, including a range of textures and tastes, appropriate to the developmental stages of different age groups. Children are also encouraged to drink water and milk throughout the day. Other sweet drinks such as juices and cordials are not necessary. Sweet foods such as cakes and biscuits are “sometimes foods” which are rarely served.

Children’s specific dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances are catered for.