Food & Nutrition
At Possum Hollow we provide nutritious and well balanced meals for the children and cater to their individual needs. Meal times are always positive learning experiences, in which the little members of our Possum Hollow family are encouraged to develop healthy eating habits and eat a wide variety of food.
Parents / Guardians are always consulted and asked to share family and multicultural recipes and experiences to enrich the variety and enjoyment of food.
Our educator’s sit with children at meal times, to provide positive conversations and assist as needed. We give our children morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack..
Healthy and Tasty
You are requested not to give your child such things as sweets, cool drinks, chips, etc to bring to the Possum Hollow Centre. We are trying to build habits that will serve the children for life. Our menu is designed to meet the nutritional needs of those in our care, with an emphasis on healthy eating. The daily menu is displayed within the daycare centre, and your input into the menu is always welcome.
It is unnecessary to bring your own food unless pre-arranged with the Director. For the babies, we ask that Parents please bring in pre-made bottles that are labelled and have a lid.
Please notify us if your child has a special diet (e.g. if vegetarian, or for medical or religious reasons). Under special circumstances, we will ask that you provide the food. We also need to know of any allergies, etc.
If your child’s has a birthday at the centre you are welcome to supply a birthday cake for the children to share. Due to health and safety regulations, we ask that you supply a packet cake/muffin mix that the staff can make with the children, or bring in a shop bought cake with the ingredients listed and an expiry date.
We will provide candles and the children and educators will sing Happy Birthday and have a small party for your child.
Growing and Eating Their Own Food
At Possum Hollow we interest our children in healthy eating by having them involved in the growing and preparation of their own fruits and vegetables. This hands on approach gives the children a sense of pride, and persuades even the most finicky eaters to try and wider variety of food.