Healthy, Generous and Nutritious
The Birches ELC kitchen is fully equipped to allow our talented cook to deliver healthy and nutritious meals every day. With all meals prepared onsite the centre is often filled with the delicious smells of home cooking such as chicken pasta bake, tuna mornay, banana and cranberry cake, and our famous muesli slice.
Meals are based on a four week rotating menu, providing variety and choice. Our menu will tempt even the fussiest of eaters and our generous servings ensure full and satisfied tummies. Milk (and water) is offered with all meals to ensure growing bones are receiving their recommended intake of calcium. No junk food is served at Birches ELC!
The freshest of produce is sourced locally and regularly to ensure maximum nutrition. Modified meals are available for infants, based on current needs (pureed, textured, etc.) and allergies, intolerances or dietary restrictions are easily catered for.
As a registered (Class 1) childcare kitchen with local council, strict food safety and preparation policies are implemented including the requirement to conduct annual audits and participate in routine random inspections and food testing. Our cook is trained in Food Safety Preparation and participates in regular professional development and local network meetings to ensure best-practice standards are met and maintained.