Food and nutrition
Establishing healthy eating habits from an early age lays the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. At First Grammar 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 First Grammar 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.
We are proud of our reviews
"Really love this place. As soon as my son sees the centre he gets very excited! The centre is very clean, the staff are super attentive and caring. They really make the children feel safe and welcomed and create a very warm environment.."
First Grammar Bankstown
"I highly recommend First Grammar Belmore for other parents. The educators are incredibly caring and attentive. They always communicate and highlight things that I need to be aware of. The premise is clean, and there are always different activities every day which stimulate the whole child’s developmental aspects."
First Grammar Belmore
"We could not be happier with the love and care given at First Grammar Castle Hill. They have welcomed our son with open arms and his social skills and speech has progressed enormously since he started in September. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Castle Hill
"First Grammar Fairfield is the best! My son has been attending the childcare since he was fifteen months, He has been in both of the baby and toddlers room. The staff are so caring, so attentive and always happy. Even though on the weekend, he wants to go to childcare than at home, he loves his teachers and his friends. Feels like home. "
First Grammar Fairfield
"The staff are all very experienced and really lovely. My daughter absolutely loves attending and is so happy to see the educators and her friends. She has dietary requirements which was a stress for me but has always been well managed here. I love the daily updates through an app so I can see what she's been up to, know what she's had for lunch etc. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Epping
"I sent my 2 little ones to First Grammar Green Point because we rented around the corner. We’ve since moved a few suburbs away and although it is now in a different direction, I continue to send my little ones there because the staff are genuine."
First Grammar Greenpoint