- March 9, 2018
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We are proud to say that in 2017, our new kitchen facility was completed and our food service partnership with long-time supporters Wests Ashfield Leagues Club began. Operating as part of Wests' community program, their chefs work onsite at The Infants' Home to provide delicious, nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for to up to 300 children attending our five early education and care centres each day.
The children are loving all the new varieties and flavours each day, and educators have pointed out that you can really see the quality in all the fresh and healthy ingredients. Importantly, the chefs are able to cater to children with food allergies and those with special nutritional needs to ensure that children in all our centres, in all age groups can enjoy their catering. To keep the meals exciting, Wests' worked closely with The Infants' Home, and developed an 8-week rotating menu.
You can read more about our partnership with Wests Ashfield Leagues Club in their members magazine Here.
In addition to our ongoing food service partner Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, we would like to thank all the major funders, donors and supporters who helped make the kitchen fit out a reality.
The Infants Home has been conducting support visits to Family Day Care services, discussing what quality looks like. It has been wonderful to observe experiences such as this one - “Exploring Wind Power”. Children in Jessie’s Family Day Care have been learning about force and weather through this science experiment.
Jessie’s Family Day Care has also enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and welcoming the year of the Dog. Educators provided learning areas for conversations and experiences to create learning opportunities for all children and families in care.
Children in Johnson House Toddlers are currently very interested in exploring colours. Educators decided to provide them with a colour project experience, and will provide a range of experiences to the children through next few weeks. This week’s experience was mixing colours. The educators provided children with droppers, little glass bottles with water in them and three primary water colours.
The educators supported the children in the experience and demonstrated the process of mixing different combinations of colours. Children were able to notice the changes in the colours as they saw the educators mixing them. The children were interested and they had a turn at engaging in the experience themselves. The children were learning the name of different colours and also could recognise the changes in colours.
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