Food and nutrition
Establishing healthy eating habits from an early age lays the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. At Greenwood Early Education Centres children enjoy a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all prepared daily at our child care and early education centre.
Meals are fresh, colourful and tasty enough to tempt even the fussiest of eaters, all while meeting Australian Dietary Guidelines and recommended requirements.
You can rest easy knowing your child’s nutrition needs are met at Greenwood while being exposed to a variety of delicious tastes and interesting textures, which helps significantly in nurturing healthy eating habits.
Our menusAt all of our child care and early education centres we enforce a strict no nut policy and have a separate management plan for children with special dietary requirements. We also actively adhere to medical needs of children with allergies diagnosed by a medical practitioner. When at our child care and early education centres, be sure to ask the team what is on the menu that week.
If you would like to recreate some centre recipes at home with your child, you can also check out our Community Cubby which has a dedicated section for nutrition.
Our food philosophy
Our focus is on providing children with simple, nutrient-rich, unprocessed and seasonal whole foods. There is a focus on balancing the types of foods eaten throughout the week, promoting healthy eating through novel ways of presentation and colours.
Our menus meet nutritional guidelines and are high-quality, allowing young bodies to thrive both mentally and physically.
Our philosophy includes learning about healthy lifestyles and cooking. We believe this is integral to children’s wellbeing and self-confidence, which in turn contributes to their ability to concentrate and learn.
Our child care and early education centres provide many opportunities for children to experience a range of healthy foods, including DIY menu options that allow them to create their own dishes – allowing for growing independence and satisfaction in being able to do things for themselves.
Read our Google reviews
“Having been unsure when we changed our daughter to Greenwood our reservations were quickly non existent. Still to date the best Centre I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Since moving out of area 18mths ago my daughter still misses the staff and friends she made. I’m so grateful she will forever have such fond memories of Greenwood Katoomba.”
“Our son has been at greenwood for 5 months and absolutely loves it!! He wakes up wanting to go to daycare. The Centre facilities are fantastic, the director is lovely and the onsite chef caters to my sons anaphylactic allergy so we don’t need to stress. We love the activities - yoga and French. My son has bonded well with the carers and we feel like it’s a very friendly and caring atmosphere. We would highly recommend it!!!!”
Greenwood Frenchs Forest
“I have 2 Children at Greenwood Lane Cove. the eldest has been going for around 2 years. Center is always clean and tidy. Daily updates show the children are always learning and doing new things. Our children are well looked after and would highly recommend the center.”
Greenwood Lane Cove
“Greenwood is the first centre I toured, and I am really happy with the clean environment, great facilities and nice educators. The room is always nicely layout everyday. My daughter attends 3 days a week and she's looked after well. I would highly and strongly recommend the Greenwood!”
Greenwood Burwood East
“I have had my sons enrolled here for the past 2 years and I have never had anything but complete confidence that they are well looked after and cared for.”
Greenwood North Ryde