Food & Allergies

What if my child has anaphylaxis, allergies or special dietary requirements?

Bambini Early Learning Centres aim to be an allergy aware service. Our cooks cater for all dietary requirements, vegetarian and vegan for example. We take all dietary requirements very seriously. All educators have a Level 2 First Aid Certificate and are trained in anaphylaxis management and the administration of adrenalin auto-injection devices. Bambini Early Learning Centres have a comprehensive Food Safety Policy and our cooks are Food Safety Supervisors. All educators have a Food Handlers Certificate.

What happens if my child does not like the meal that is on the menu for that day?

We believe that children learn best when in groups of peers, we use this strategy with vegetables and other foods as well. Our centres celebrate the importance of food and sharing meals together. Our cooks are important members of our team and we have designed our open kitchens to allow children access to communicate and interact with them every day. Building these relationships, hopefully improves the chances of the children trying new tastes and textures.

Often what they don’t eat at home they will eat at Bambini. We also encourage the children to have a taste of new and different foods. In extreme circumstances a meeting is held with the families to discuss your child’s nutritional needs.

Can we bring a birthday cake to celebrate our child’s birthday?

Yes, provided it is purchased from a shop (commercial kitchen) and is in its original packaging which contains a list of ingredients. No birthday cakes can contain nuts.

You will need to give the cake to our cooks on arrival to Bambini so it can be stored correctly. Birthday cakes are generally served to the children with afternoon tea.

Can we bring our own food?

No, at Bambini Early Learning Centres we supply all food. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and supper are all prepared by our fabulous cooks. Due to Food Safety Regulations and our comprehensive food safety program in place families are not permitted to bring any food into our Centres. This helps to maintain our high standards and ensures our Centres are an allergy aware service.