|In Beechwood Childcare, we have adopted a Three
Week Menu Plan, this has been is highly recommended
by dieticians in the Health Promotion Department.
The menu plan provides a guide for breakfast,
lunch, tea and snacks for five days of the week,
over a three-week period. At the end of week three
we start the menu plan at week one again.
This ensures each child receives the recommended
number of servings from all food groups each day
and that suitable portion sizes are offered.
We offer healthy snacks between meals to meet
their higher energy requirements. Children are
ready and eager learners, and through our Healthy
Eating Program, and as a childcare provider we
can seize this opportunity to cultivate in them
a healthy interest in good nutrition.
It is the policy of Beechwood Crèche and
Montessori School to provide Healthy and Nutritious
meals for the children in our care.
It is our policy to prepare all food on site
and to the highest of standards. All meals and
snacks provided will be nutritious and pay due
attention to children’s particular dietary
Cultural differences in eating habits will be
respected. When cooking with the children as an
activity, the adults will provide healthy wholesome
foods promoting and extending the children’s
understanding of healthy diet.
A HACCP System is implemented within the Crèche.
HACCP stands for Hazardous Analysis Critical Control
Points – meaning anything potentially dangerous
in cooking and preparing food have been identified
and are monitored accordingly.