Food and nutrition
Establishing healthy eating habits from an early age lays the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. At Great Beginnings children enjoy a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all prepared daily at our child care and early education centre.
Meals are fresh, colourful and tasty enough to tempt even the fussiest of eaters, all while meeting Australian Dietary Guidelines and recommended requirements.
You can rest easy knowing your child’s nutrition needs are met at Great Beginnings while being exposed to a variety of delicious tastes and interesting textures, which helps significantly in nurturing healthy eating habits.
Our menusAt all of our child care and early education centres we enforce a strict no nut policy and have a separate management plan for children with special dietary requirements. We also actively adhere to medical needs of children with allergies diagnosed by a medical practitioner. When at our child care and early education centres, be sure to ask the team what is on the menu that week.
If you would like to recreate some centre recipes at home with your child, you can also check out our Community Cubby which has a dedicated section for nutrition.
Our food philosophy
Our focus is on providing children with simple, nutrient-rich, unprocessed and seasonal whole foods. There is a focus on balancing the types of foods eaten throughout the week, promoting healthy eating through novel ways of presentation and colours.
Our menus meet nutritional guidelines and are high-quality, allowing young bodies to thrive both mentally and physically.
Our philosophy includes learning about healthy lifestyles and cooking. We believe this is integral to children’s wellbeing and self-confidence, which in turn contributes to their ability to concentrate and learn.
Our child care and early education centres provide many opportunities for children to experience a range of healthy foods, including DIY menu options that allow them to create their own dishes – allowing for growing independence and satisfaction in being able to do things for themselves.
Read our Google reviews
“My son loves it at Great Beginnings Notting Hill. He is excited to go and learns a lot. He is well loved and cared for and everyone is very friendly. The centre is always clean and there is an outdoor undercover area so the kids have lots of time in the fresh air.”
Great Beginnings Notting Hill
“Great educators and service. Can recommend to anyone who is looking for a good child care or kinder for their kids. Thanks.”
Great Beginnings Berwick
“Great centre, the staff are very dedicated to the children and nothing is too much trouble. Beautiful new wooden toys, very clean, always doing art and craft, healthy allergy friendly meals and snacks provided, regular visits from Zoo to you etc and heaps of communication. We could not ask for more.”
Great Beginnings Atherton
“Our son has been going there since it opened. We are all extremely happy with the centre and the staff are great. Very friendly and helpful. I have recently changed jobs and now drop my son off a lot earlier, we don't have time for breakfast at home but, I know that they will give him breakfast. Highly recommend this centre 😊.”
Great Beginnings Pimpama
“I highly appreciate the care for our daughter and the school readiness program is well advanced. Shruti loved her teachers and she still miss the everyday. I recommend them to everyone one in Hornsby area. Thank you Great beginning team for your help and care.”
Great Beginnings Hornsby
“Awesome centre with excellent staff! My son absolutely loves going to daycare each day because the staff are so friendly and genuine. They are very accommodating and provide him with so many wonderful learning opportunities each day. Very easy to communicate with and really understanding of the needs of their families. Couldn’t be happier with the facilities and staff.”
Great Beginnings Halls Head
“Beautiful childcare with lovely people. Staff helped me transition my boy to childcare. Very helpful and communication daily is amazing!!”
Great Beginnings Aveley
“Such a beautiful centre with amazing staff! Every drop off and pick up is met with such a warm welcome and that makes myself and my kids feel comfortable as soon as we enter! Highly recommend.”
Great Beginnings Epsom
“My daughter loves coming to this centre...staff are amazing, and so friendly...always greet me with a smile! Couldn't be happier, my son will be attending this daycare next year also! Keep up the great job girls...!!”
Great Beginnings Curlewis