Please keep as treats for at home only:
- Nuts in any form, please note this includes baking, muesli bars, peanut butter and Nutella. LUECC is a strictly nut free zone due to allergies.
- Sweets, lollies, chocolate bars etc.
- Fizzy drinks and juice.
Here at LUECC, parents provide all of the food their child needs for the day. We provide cups, cutlery, dishes, facecloths (and bibs where necessary). Children will be served a drink at morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea times, with water available whenever requested throughout the day. Sometimes parents bring in special food to celebrate their child's birthday, if you do not wish for your child to take part please let us know.
We promote healthy eating so please supply your child with enough food to satisfy them throughout the day. Children are encouraged to eat "growing food" and make healty choices, giving them longer lasting energy and a healthy start in life.
If your child has any food allergies or intolerances, or is unable to eat certain things for cultural reasons it is vital we are fully informed. The children have many opportunities to bake and cook at LUECC and we need to take all these factors into consideration. Several of our families bring in egg free/dairy free/gluten free cupcakes or pieces of cake which they store on our freezer. This is for their child to have when we celebrate birthday parties, ensuring that they can still take part.
We are happy to reheat food for lunch. Please ensure food is cooked before bringing it in, for example, noodles or instant pasta dishes.
Please provide a piece of fruit to be put in the fruit basket for a late afternoon snack if your child is attending preschool for the afternoon session. These are sliced and shared amongst all the preschool children around 4.30pm.
Please name all food containers and bottles. We have a philosophy of sustainability and caring for our environment. We recommend the use of plastic containers to reduce packaging. Cling film/glad wrap is a choking hazard so should not be used to wrap the children's food. Named pottles of yogurt and items which need to remain cool should be placed into the fridge, a permanent marker for this purpose can be found in the top drawer in the kitchen.