At Central Park Early Learning Centre, we believe that healthy bodies create healthy minds. All our meals are prepared onsite by our Centre Chef and use natural ingredients with a strong focus on nutrition.

The children help us to grow vegetables in our Vege garden all year round. If not eaten fresh off the plant our homegrown vegetables (the deal is that if the children pick it, they must taste it) are used in our cooking.
Every day our Cook provides a fresh hot lunch along with morning and afternoon tea. Children that attend the Centre at the end of the day are also provided with a late snack consisting of crackers and fruit. Fresh fruit is provided every day. We can also provide for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian options, food allergies and cultural considerations.

Our menu changes with the seasons. Children are welcome to provide their own lunchboxes if they wish. We actively encourage that packed lunches are healthy.

We provide respectful mealtimes where children must wash their hands before and after eating, sit down at the table alongside their Teachers while eating, and clean any leftovers off their plates before returning to play. Water is served at mealtimes and is freely available to the older children from a water dispenser located in the Ruru room. Eating is closely supervised. We ensure that we make mealtimes an enjoyable experience.

It makes us happy to ensure that while at the Centre your child is kept happy and healthy, with a full tummy, and ready to learn and play.

Winter Menu 2020

Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning TeaBaked Beans on wholemeal Toast

Water
Banana Loaf

Yoghurt with fresh fruit

Water
Weetbix

Fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Homemade Muesli

Yogurt with fresh fruit

Water
LunchSpinach Pesto Pasta

Water
Coconut Chicken Cilantro (vegetables)

Water
Grilled Focaccia (cheese, beans & vegetables)

Water
Mongolian Lamb & vegetable stir fry

Water
Make your own lunch day

Water
Afternoon TeaBanana bran muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Kids choice of pikelets

Fresh fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh fruit

Water
Rice crackers, vegetable sticks & hummus

Fresh Fruit

Water
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning TeaBaked Beans
on wholemeal
Toast

Water
Banana Loaf

Yoghurt with fresh fruit

Water
Weetbix

Fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh Fruit

Water
Homemade Muesli

Yogurt with fresh fruit

Water
LunchTuna Vegetable Rice

Water
Moroccan Spiced Lamb (vegetables & couscous)

Water
Pasta Fagioli (Vegetables)

Water
Chicken Sausage Risotto (Vegetables)

Water
Make your own lunch day

Water
Afternoon TeaBanana bran muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Kids choice of pikelets

Fresh fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh fruit

Water
Crackers, Vegetable sticks & hummus

Fresh fruit

Water
Week 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning TeaBaked Beans
on wholemeal
Toast

Water
Banana Loaf

Yoghurt with fresh fruit

Water
Weetbix

Fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh Fruit

Water
Homemade Muesli

Yogurt with fresh fruit

Water
LunchMexicana Rice

Water
Chicken Chow Mein (vegetables)

Water
Vegetarian Couscous

Water
Lamb & vegetable ragout

Water
Healthy Heart Lunch Day

Water
Afternoon TeaBanana Bran Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Kids choice of pikelets

Fresh fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh fruit

Water
Crackers, vegetable sticks & hummus

Fresh Fruit

Water
Week 4MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning TeaBaked Beans
on wholemeal
Toast

Water
Banana Loaf

Yoghurt with fresh fruit

Water
Weetbix

Fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh Fruit

Water
Homemade Muesli

Yogurt with fresh fruit

Water
LunchMushroom & Lentil Rice Bake

Water
Chicken & Vegetable Carbonara

Water
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Water
Coconut lamb curry

Water
Make your own lunch day

Water
Afternoon TeaBanana bran muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Kids choice of pikelets

Fresh fruit

Water
Savoury Muffins

Fresh fruit

Water
Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fresh fruit

Water
Crackers, vegetable sticks & hummus

Fresh fruit

Water