We are committed to the well-being of our little villagers – and that starts with their nutrition.
We believe healthy food, drinks and eating habits greatly impact the learning and growth of our little villagers and their futures. Every seasonal menu meets – and often succeeds – the latest nutritional requirement for our little villagers.
Meeting Australian dietary guidelines
All our menus are designed to meet the recommended criteria of the Australian Dietary Guidelines & the National Quality Standards. Providing a minimum of 50% of the RDI of all nutrients required for each day in care.
From seed to garden, to kitchen to plate
At Grace Village, we celebrate fresh and local. In fact, with some of the produce served grown on-site in our very own garden, we don’t just celebrate it; we LIVE it!
Our outdoor villager team work closely with our cooks to plan menus. Ensuring you’ll find only the fruits, vegetables and herbs that are at their seasonal best on our specials menu.
Qualified, professional cooks
Our delicious, nutritionally balanced childcare menu is prepared and cooked by experienced and qualified cooks. Every day they prepare fresh, wholesome homemade meals that will help your little villager be their absolute best.
Our kitchen tribe love instilling a passion for food in little ones. Creating delicious menus filled with a broad range of vegetables, fruits, cereals, lean meat, fish, chicken, milks, yoghurts and cheeses.
And not just high-quality fresh ingredients. Our cooks focus on smells, textures, and flavours, appropriate to the developmental stages of each age group. Creating a wonderful, delicious range of meals and learning experiences.
From the heart of our village, our kitchen tribe brings a seasonal menu to our village.
Sample childcare menu
Our seasonal morning and afternoon tea menus include a wide selection of fresh fruit and raw vegetables, with fresh, steamed vegetables served at lunchtime.
*The menus shown are examples only and may be subject to change without notice due to food supply availability.
Catering to every child’s requirements
Our food options mean you have total peace of mind. Food allergies, cultural concerns and many other special requirements are all safely catered for, without compromising on a fun and healthy mealtime experience!
Our kitchen tribe customise meals for children with specific food requirements. We are very aware of the importance of accommodating any special requirements and avoiding cross-contamination. We will always provide our families with a comprehensive list of ingredients for each meal.
For additional reassurance, we do not use nuts in our entire food preparation area.
In all cases, we ensure as far as possible that all children have a positive and sociable eating experience.
Little Villagers becoming little Healthy Master Chefs
Our Healthy Master Chef program is filled with engaging activities centred on seed sprouting, weeding, herb gardens, vegetable gardens, eating what we grow from our own garden and regular cooking experiences.
In our dedicated village kitchen, where we also incorporate the NSW Government’s “Munch and Move”, our little villagers are never too young to learn about good nutrition and cooking. Here they enjoy simple and fun discussions about eating well and providing good fuel for our bodies.
Learn more about our childcare menu options on your own personal tour
Join our Centre Director for a 30-minute guided tour of Grace Village Early Learning and find out more about your child’s home away from home