Our delicious and nutritious menu makes meal times at Moonee Ponds Early Learning Centre special.
Not only are they essential in nourishing little bodies, but they provide invaluable opportunities to offer rich social experiences as we sit to eat together, discuss the day’s events or the food before us. We offer meals progressively throughout the day so that children can eat when they are hungry and when it is appropriate for their individual needs.
We offer breakfast for our early risers, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and drinks throughout the day. All meals are prepared on the premises by our qualified chef, and use fresh ingredients sourced locally wherever possible (including our own Playground to Plate® garden). Our garden is overseen by our qualified horticulturalist, who manages our Playground to Plate® food garden program, as well as working closely with the children’s educators and kitchen chef, to plant and harvest food that will contribute to the delicious meals being prepared.
We are experienced at working with families and children who have various dietary requirements such as intolerances, allergies and anaphylaxis and treat this very seriously. We do not allow any foods to be brought into the centre for this very reason, and will work closely with you to ensure that your child’s dietary needs are looked after carefully and respectfully.