We take the nourishment of children's bodies and minds equally seriously, but it's fun and messy business. Food is meant to be joyful and nutritious, explored and adored. We ensure that with our delicious, seasonal menus.
Our menu offers meals which can be adjusted to suit different dietary requirements and allergies.
Our menus ensure a good balance of all key RDIs and are designed to introduce new and seasonal foods to your child.
Menus are developed by certified Nutritionists and dieticians at Nourished Beginnings.
All meals are made fresh by our qualified Cooks to ensure maximum nutrition.
If there is one thing that we take very seriously, it is a healthy start to life. Early Childhood years are critical to setting the foundation for healthy eating and choices throughout the rest of your child's life. Whether your child is in the Nursery and discovering first foods; or in the Kindy Room and starting to discover taste preferences, we provide healthy, balanced and seasonal menus designed to provide an essential nutritional platform from which your child can grow.Our Cooks prepare all meals fresh on-site. Parents are provided with our four-week rotating menu at the start of each Term and can provide feedback any time they wish. All dietary preferences, allergy requirements or dietary paradigms are respected and strictly adhered to. We provide a Flexitarian menu as standard but have a daily Vegetarian menu offering as well, as we respect more families are choosing to live a Vegetarian lifestyle at home.
Our menus are focused on seasonally available ingredients which means everything is locally sourced. Better for the environment and little bodies alike.
Atlantis Early Learning operate a Buy Local policy for sourcing ingredients for our menus. We believe this is the best way to support our local community and businesses, as well as ensuring the freshest, seasonal produce for our menus. Whether it's a trip to the local Grocer or a delivery from a local business, our Atlantis children are educated about Food as part of their day and we work to introduce new foods and influence positive eating through social meal times and regular Food Education discussions. Our little learners cultivate and harvest their very own vegetable and herb gardens for group cooking experiences.
We don't leave our menus to chance or base them on cost-effectiveness. For us, the bottom line is ensuring sound nutrition for growing bodies, so we leave the menu planning to the Professionals.
Atlantis Early Learning works with Certified Nutritionists and Early Childhood professionals Nourished Beginnings, who provide menu planning services to the Early Learning industry. Nourished Beginnings focus on ensuring menus are seasonal, nutritious, balanced and inclusive.
They work with Early Learning providers to ensure their menus provide appropriate nutrition for the children in their care.We are proud to work with them and love to see happy, healthy children enjoying the food we serve. Recommended Daily Intakes (RDIs) are considered by ensuring a good mix of healthy proteins, fruit, vegetables and pulses. By building a foundation of nutrition and varied eating from a young age, along with Food Education programming, we are increasing the likelihood that sound nutrition choices will continue into the rest of their lives. It all starts here.