Childcare Menu

Childcare Menu

At Jumpstart Child Care we take the provision of excellent nutrition extremely seriously and are committed to contributing to your child’s good health.

We understand the importance of providing a nutritious healthy menu and our chefs will prepare a menu of five healthy meals a day suitable for kids of all ages. We ensure that we follow the government guidelines as set down in the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

We understand the importance of providing a selection of fruit, vegetables as healthy eating choices that will nourish your child and teach them healthy eating habits prior to school age. If you’re looking for “child day care near me” you can be assured that Jumpstart Child Care offer preschool menus that will provide your child with healthy nutritious meals. We take pride in setting guidelines for daycare menus that will provide your child with healthy nutrition on a daily basis.

We understand that the food we provide in our preschool facilities has a vital role to play in the growth and development of your child as well as enforcing the adoption of future eating habits. In long daycare centres, we recognise that a menu for preschoolers should be structured to meet a large amount of your child’s daily nutrition needs. We ensure that the childcare weekly menu offers a wide range of foods including vegetables, fruit, cereal, lean meat, fish, chicken, milk, water, yogurt and cheese to the children entrusted to our care.

The menu will be structured to include a variety of tastes and textures, applicable to the development stages of the different age groups that Jumpstart Child Care caters for. We encourage children to keep hydrated throughout the day by drinking water and milk. Sweet drinks like juices and cordials are not considered necessary in a kid’s diet and are not provided by the centre. Similarly, sweet foods high in sugar content like lollies, cakes, biscuits and chocolates do not feature regularly in our nursery snack menu.

How we prepare nursery food menu & child care centre menus to deliver quality meals

We take great care and pride to prepare childcare menus and nursery menu plans that will provide a balanced healthy diet for kids in our care.

The menus are structured to meet breakfast, lunch, dinner needs as well as catering for morning and afternoon tea. The key three aspects of our nutrition program are as follows:

Our accomplished and qualified chef will design a dietary program which:

  • Will have a menu that places a heavy emphasis on a balanced use of the five main food groups of carbohydrates, protein, dairy products, fruit and vegetables as well as a sensible amount of fats and sugars
  • Will include five balanced meals per day. Meals provided are breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a later light meal between the hours of 4.30 and 4.45 pm
  • Will provide a menu that will be changed on a rotational four weekly basis
  • Will be adapted to meet the dietary requirements of summer and winter
  • Will offer children ample healthy fluid choices to ensure good hydration
  • Will offer a menu that is sensitive to and cater for individual dietary requirements in line with religious beliefs,tastes and known allergies Conform to our guidelines and nutrition checklist for long day care menu planning document
Sample nursery menus can be made available upon request. Please contact us directly or online to arrange to see a sample menu.

We promote sound hygiene practices for children and staff by:

  • Actively encouraging regular and thorough hand washing
  • Ensuring that staff wear rubber gloves when preparing recipes and handling food
  • Ensuring that all food is covered appropriately and refrigerated

We use our menu to provide kids education about food

Early childhood education offers the opportunity to provide kids with some valuable education about food. The Jumpstart Child Care program includes valuable opportunities for kids to not only learn about food preparation but to understand the importance of the five major food groups and how fresh fruit and vegetables can be used in recipes to make great healthy eating choices. By the time your children reach school age , we hope to have given them the framework to develop a healthy appreciation for food that will last a lifetime.

We provide kids with easy to follow recipes and instruction that will have them involved in activities such as pizza making and cake decoration. It is our hope that by the time your child is ready for school, they will be able to confidently reject the fast food culture.

You can rest assured that whether attending JumpstartChildCare in Menai, Austral, Macquarie Fields or Green Valley, your children will be provided with top-quality, nutritious and healthy food choices.

If you have any child care centre menu ideas that you feel meet our guidelines and could help with this education feel free to contact us directly or online to share your ideas.
Feeding Babies

Feeding Babies

Jumpstart childcare recognizes the need for babies to feel safe and secure at meal times and we will take every possible step to ensure that babies are looked after and fed in comfortable familiar surroundings. If you want your baby to be fed expressed breast milk, please contact the centre manager directly or online to arrange for proper storage of the milk.

We understand that your choice of child care is reliant upon many factors, but an integral part of your choice should be ensuring that the menu is healthy and nutritious. If you have been searching for daycare centres nearby and are worried about the menu, you can be assured that the menu offered by us is packed full of healthy recipes containing a balance of food, fruit and vegetables that will delight your children. Call us today or contact us via our online options to arrange an appointment for a tour and to discuss our nutritious menu options.

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