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Meal and Sleep Routine

Alison and preschool having lunch

Children over 2½ years

8:00-9:00am Continuous provisions: breakfast served (these times may vary within branches of Mother Goose)
10:00-10:15am  Self-Service Snack
12:00-12:30pm  Lunch
1:30-2:30pm  Rest/nap; if required
3:30-4:00pm  Tea
5:30-6:00pm  Preparation for home time

Children under 2½ years

8:00-9:00am Breakfast served as required
10:15-11:15am Sleep time; or as required
11:45-12:30pm Lunch
2:30-3:30pm Tea
3:30-4:00pm Sleep time; or as reqiored


Younger babies will follow their individual feeding and sleeping patterns.

Toddlers will, when appropriate, be encouraged to take a morning or afternoon nap as needed.

Meals are cooked on each of the premises and the menu includes fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.

Specific Dietary needs

Children’s varying dietary needs are catered for, including special menus for children with allergies. Strong emphasis is placed on healthy eating, as we believe that good eating habits start at birth.

Children learn to grow and harvest their own vegetables, which are then used in meals and snacks.