Nutritional Menu

Our menus at Child’s Play are developed by our Centre Cook with contribution from management, educators, children, parents, extended family and the community. We look to recommendations from State health departments and legislation, along with the healthy diet pyramid recommended serves per day and try to cater for a high portion of these for the time your child is in our care.

We cater for children with specific dietary requirements, allergies and anaphylaxis, in full consultation with the family and recommendations in writing from your child’s medical practitioner. We also cater for cultural dietary requirements such as Halal products, vegetarian and vegan. Please discuss your child’s specific requirements with us upon enrolment.

Children also love cooking and the many learning experiences and skills it brings with it. Measuring, volume, adding, taking away, multiplying, mixing colours, textures, smells, money and change are just some of the learning topics covered through cooking. Our rooms try to incorporate a cooking experience once a week when it fits with the safe use of the kitchen. In every centre we also have veggie patches, it is important to teach children where food comes from and how it is used and processed to make the food we eat.

Summer Menu

Drinks are offered throughout the day with meals are Milk and Water and also Water is offered all throughout the day, and is self-served by the children in the age appropriate rooms.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaRaisin toast and sliced BananasFresh fruit & raw vegetable platter with cheese cubesYoghurt and Seasonal Fruit SaladFresh fruit & raw vegetable platter with cheese cubesMango, Pineapple & Banana Bread with Apple Slices
LunchChinese Pork Chow Mein with Steamed RiceThai Beef Noodle SaladMexican Chicken Taco’s with lettuce, cheese, tomato & sour cream.Crumbed Fish fillets with mashed potato and mixed vegetables (carrots, peas and corn)Vegetarian Lasagna includes spinach, beans & zucchini
2nd CourseSliced Apple & Carrot sticksWatermelon slicesOrange slices and GrapesBanana smoothieGarlic Bread
Afternoon TeaMezze nibble platter: cheese, dip, raw vegies, dried fruit, with rice or whole grain crackersSultana & Oat cookies served with assorted fruitAmerican pumpkin pie scones with choice of margarine or maple syrupPizza scrolls made with greek yoghurt pastry, oregano, tomato, cheese and pineappleVanilla natural yoghurt with seasonal fruit platter
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaFresh fruit & raw vegetable platterCorn Bread with Pear and GrapesCruskits with cottage cheese, banana and cinnamon, served with apple slicesRaisin toast with Banana slicesFresh fruit & raw vegetable platter
LunchSandwiches made with selection of cold meat, salad and cheese fillingsItalian Pork Bolognese with a Garden SaladBeef Stroganoff with potato mash and green vegetablesIndian Butter Chicken with Steamed RiceTuna & Mushroom Pasta Bake with green vegie salad
2nd CourseSliced AppleGarlic BreadSweet Corn CobsMango Lassi (Indian Yoghurt Drink)Watermelon Slices
Afternoon TeaSpinach and Cheese DamperMezze nibble platter: cheese, dip, raw vegies, dried fruit, with rice or whole grain crackersWarm Apple and Oats with custardCorn Flake Cookies with a seasonal fruit platterGarlic, Cheese and Bacon scones with carrot and celery sticks
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaVanilla Yoghurt with assorted fruit platterFresh fruit & raw vegetable platterEnglish muffin pizza with assorted fruit platterFresh fruit & raw vegetable platterRice cakes with Dip & cubed cheese, served with carrot sticks
LunchGreek Eggplant & Lamb Moussaka with Cucumber saladBasa Fish Fillet & Vegetable pieMoroccan Pork with Basmati rice and Middle Eastern Vegie SaladSavory Beef Mince topped spuds served with ColeslawApricot Chicken with Brown rice
2nd CourseWatermelon SlicesApple Slices & GrapesPear & Orange SlicesCantaloupe & Apple slicesDinner Rolls and Butter
Afternoon TeaHerb and Cheese Bread served with tomato relishVegemite & Cheese Scrolls made with Greek Yoghurt pastryMezze nibble platter: cheese, dip, raw vegies, dried fruit, with rice or whole grain crackersSpiced Apple Muffins & FruitCarrot, sultana and Maple syrup loaf served with fruit platter
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaCruskits & Dip served with Fruit platterFresh fruit & raw vegetable platterPineapple Rice yoghurtHerb & Cheese crumpets with Fruit platterFresh fruit & raw vegetable platter
LunchItalian Basil Chicken & Vegetable Pene pastaIndian Vegetable Korma CurryWraps & Pita bread with selection of cold meats, salads and cheeseVietnamese pork served with jasmine riceSouth African (inspired) Beef Bobotie with potato salad
2nd CourseGarlic BreadPeach Lassi (Indian Yoghurt Drink)Seasonal Fruit PlatterWatermelon slicesFlat Bread
Afternoon TeaZucchini Scones with chutney & Seasonal Fruit PlatterWarm peach, pear & oats with vanilla yoghurtRaspberry & coconut loaf served with a Seasonal Fruit PlatterMezze nibble platter: cheese, dip, raw vegies, dried fruit, with rice or whole grain crackersDate and apricot muffins served with a Seasonal Fruit Platter
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.

Winter Menu

Drinks are offered throughout the day with meals are Milk and Water and also Water is offered all throughout the day, and is self-served by the children in the age appropriate rooms.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaCruskits with spreads-Vegemite and JamRaisin Toast with BananasYoghurt and Seasonal Fruit PlatterStrawberry, Pear and Vanilla BreadCrumpets with Vegemite / Jam
LunchTuna Pasta Mornay with VegetablesBeef Cottage Pie with Crispy MashSpanish Meatball & Cannellini Bean SoupAaroz Con Pollo (Spanish Chicken Tomato base risotto)Roast Pumpkin, Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta
2nd CourseWatermelon & RockmelonPear and GrapesBread Rolls with ButterSliced Apple and SultanasRice Crackers and Cheese Cubes
Afternoon TeaVegetable sticks, pita bread, sliced meats & roast capsicum dipCheese cubes, dry fruits and salada biscuitsVegemite scrolls and Apple slicesRice Cakes with spreads and seasonal fruit platterFunfetti Cookies and seasonal fruit platter
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaYoghurt and Fruit PlattersSeasonal Fruit PlatterHam, Cheese & Tomato ToastiesBanana Bread with Apple SlicesRice Cakes & Spreads with Seasonal Fruit Platter
LunchAsian Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup and Spring RollsBeef Lasagne with Garlic BreadCoconut Fish Curry with Steamed RiceMoroccan Lamb Meatballs with chick peas and couscousVegetable Potato Bake
2nd CourseDried Fruit PlatterPear and GrapesRice Crackers and SultanasVanilla YoghurtWatermelon
Afternoon TeaMixed SandwichesCruskits with spreadsJam Donut Muffins with Seasonal Fruit PlatterDry Fruits, Cheese Cubes and Rice CrackersPlum Cake
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaCruskits with spreads and Pear slicesRaisin toast and Apple slicesToasted English Muffins with Cheese and TomatoApple Cinnamon Muffins and BananaYoghurt and Fruit Platter
LunchBeef Stroganoff with mashed potato and green veggiesPumpkin & Sweet Potato SoupFettuccini CarbonaraButter Chicken with Steamed RiceCorn and Tuna Parcels
2nd CourseMandarins and dried cranberriesGarlic BreadFresh Fruit PlatterNaan BreadDried Fruit Platter
Afternoon TeaPizza ScrollsFresh Fruit Platter with cheese cubes and water crackersZucchini SliceSalads with spreads and Fruit platterCarrot Cake with Cream cheese icing
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BreakfastAssorted Cereals; Weet bix, Rice Puffs or Corn Flakes served with Milk or/and Toast with Vegemite or Jam.

Crumpets, English Muffins or Raisin Toast are also sometimes available.
Morning TeaYoghurt and seasonal fruitRice Cakes with Jam and VegemiteRaisin Toast and Fruit PlatterCrumpets with Spreads & Fruit PlatterApple and Date Loaf
LunchRoasted Vegetable RisottoEmpire Meatloaf, Sweet Potato mash and mixed vegetablesTuscan Fish Bake with RiceMexican Chicken Tortilla Stack served with Sour CreamBacon and Corn Chowder
2nd CourseWater CrackersAssorted Dried FruitsRice Crackers and CheeseCorn ChipsApple Slices
Afternoon TeaMixed SandwichesCustard and Fruit PlatterPineapple and Coconut MuffinsVegetable Sticks, Hommus, Crackers and sliced meatsCruskits with spreads and fruit platter
Late Snack 5.30pmA variety of Rice cakes, fresh fruit, pita bread, vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, dips, raisin bread, sandwiches etc.

This is just a small snack for children still at the Centre to help tie them over to dinner time when they arrive home.

Fruit Bowls are available to children during the day for them to help selves to fruit if hungry.

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Child’s Play Early learning is a family owned business, Ian and Sam Johnson that have over 20 years experience in Education.  The Child’s Play brand has high expectations and the Tarneit service is rated “exceeding”.

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