Healthy Eating in our Creches

Busy Kids Creches believe in the importance of healthy eating for children and their families. At meal and snack times staff focus on; enjoyment, participation and encouragement of positive healthy eating habits. All meals are freshly prepared using fresh ingredients on site each day. We promote healthy eating and physical activity. Nutrition, Health & Fitness awareness will be an intrinsic part of your child’s curriculum.


Children in day care for more than 5 hours per session (full day care)

Offer at least two meals (one hot) and two snacks, for example – breakfast, snack, lunch and snack. If children are there for a long day, an evening meal may also need to be provided.

Children in day care for up to 5 hours maximum per session (part-time day care)

Offer at least two meals and one snack, for example – breakfast, snack and lunch. It is not necessary to have a hot meal; however, the meal should include at least one serving from each food shelf on the food pyramid.

Children in day care for up to 3.5 hours per session (sessional pre-school service)

Offer one meal and one snack – for example snack and lunch or breakfast and snack.

Children who attend the pre-school for other short periods generally do not have a meal. However, choose nutritious snacks, for these children, from the suggestions on TABLE 2 below:

  • Portable drinking water should be available to children at all times.


Foods not allowed in our Creches:

  • Nuts – Busy Kids Creches are a Nut Free Zone
  • Popcorn


Ideal Snacks for your Busy Kids Lunchbox:

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yogurts
  • Jelly Portions
  • Pureed Fruit
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Health Based Goods (Banana bread, cereal muffins)
  • Homemade Cereal Bars