Developmentally, a child will be ready to toilet train from between the ages of 18 months and three years… they’ll probably exhibit signs of readiness, which helps eliminate the guesswork. What is the right age or best time to start toilet training? A child needs to be between the ages of 18 months and three… View Article
Meals and Nutrition
We provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack.
Our meals are prepared fresh on the premises by a qualified chef, created under the national guidelines for children’s nutrition and daily intake and endorsed by Nutrition Australia. We source food and produce from reputable suppliers that are registered and approved. Our nutritious meals provide your child with the fuel needed to support their growth and development!
We cater to the individual dietary needs of each child and have stringent policies and procedures in place for food allergies, cultural practices, and other restrictions. Upon enrolment, we require notification of your child’s needs, plan meals and safety practices accordingly, and maintain individual Action Plans for all food allergies or diagnosed anaphylaxis.
We are also involved in “The Victorian Prevention and Health Promotion Achievement Program” which encourages healthy eating and exercise to prevent childhood obesity.
Meal and Snack Times
Within our meal routines, one of our practices is to provide independence. We encourage this through children feeding themselves when appropriate and having a choice at snack times. For example, children in the kindergarten room will be serving themselves all their meals as well as pouring their own drinks under supervision.
Children spend meal times together as a group and we utilise this time as a social experience. Younger children may have meals and snacks at different times throughout the day to support their individual routines.
Time In, Not Time Out for 2 Year Olds
Think of a two year old having a tantrum as a runaway train: we don’t stand back and wait for them to crash; we step in to help them pull the handbrake. At around two years old, children start developing new emotions. And they’re some of the big ones: anger, frustration, guilt, embarrassment – really… View Article
Sleep Essentials for 3-5 Year Olds
Between the ages of around three to five, a child’s sleep patterns begin to change as their brains undergo a very significant shift in the organisation and timing of their slumber. As time goes on, they will stop napping, which is a big change of gears. But needing daytime naps less and less as they… View Article