Closed Thread
Page 1 of 22 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 215
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,461
    Thanks
    740
    Thanked
    563
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Fairy bread for afternoon tea at 2y olds childcare? ??

    So I am still getting my head around the norm for big childcare centres after being with family day care for 7 years. Nail polish - not normal, shoes off- normal. So what about fairy bread for afternoon tea? Please don't tell me this ia normal? I work in child health and practice what I preach in terms of diet and nutrition. Fairy bread is not on the list! Is this what childcare feed our children?!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,630
    Thanks
    1,320
    Thanked
    2,598
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Not where my kids have been sent!
    I would not be impressed with that at all!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    4
    Reviews
    0
    Not all centres would serve fairy bread. I'd be shocked if they ever had it besides as a special occasion - like ours made it once last year for 'show day'/fete type thing.

    If meals are provided there should be a menu you could get in advance which outlines meals and snacks? I'd ask for that and raise your concerns based on that.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PJbaby For This Useful Post:

    CleverClogs  (03-02-2016),HearMeRoar  (04-02-2016)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,628
    Thanks
    2,748
    Thanked
    884
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    None of the ones I have worked at or taken my kids to have served fairy bread on a regular basis.

    It has been served at things like end of year parties and special occasions.

  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to PomPoms For This Useful Post:

    Bongley  (05-02-2016),CleverClogs  (03-02-2016),GrabbyCrabby  (05-02-2016),Happymum2  (03-02-2016)

  7. #5
    kiwimum890's Avatar
    kiwimum890 is offline It won't happen overnight, but it will happen!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    760
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked
    278
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    There is a Childcare centre in my local area that has fairy bread on the menu for afternoon tea. When we were looking around at centres to send our kids I was looking at the menu online...hence I didn't even go and look through that centre, I was mortified! Others in our area had chocolate slice, Anzac slice, hedgehog slice....crazy!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to kiwimum890 For This Useful Post:

    CleverClogs  (03-02-2016)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,922
    Thanks
    638
    Thanked
    2,343
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't think it's "crazy". Poor kids these days are expected to eat quinoa, lentils and green smoothies!

    My child-care (where my 2yo attends), serves fruit for morning tea, generally a hot lunch dish such as rice/pasta with vegies, and something sweet for afternoon tea. This has been fairy bread some weeks. Sounds like a fair enough menu to me.

    Life has become very strange when as parents we get upset about fairy bread. I think we need to collectively calm down a bit.

    Sent from my SM-N910G using The Bub Hub mobile app

  10. The Following 40 Users Say Thank You to J37 For This Useful Post:

    A-Squared  (04-02-2016),Alicia111  (04-02-2016),alliecat89  (04-02-2016),amcyus  (04-02-2016),Ashfirst  (04-02-2016),bellibean  (04-02-2016),Best Things  (04-02-2016),BettyV  (04-02-2016),bluehawaii  (04-02-2016),butterfly2013  (05-02-2016),Cherry18Bloss  (04-02-2016),Curby  (04-02-2016),DailyDiversion  (04-02-2016),DaveTTC  (04-02-2016),delirium  (05-02-2016),GrabbyCrabby  (05-02-2016),Just*Ace  (04-02-2016),kim85  (04-02-2016),Lauzy  (04-02-2016),lilywithme  (04-02-2016),Meld85  (04-02-2016),MissXamA  (05-02-2016),Mmumm  (04-02-2016),MrsA2B  (04-02-2016),MrsSS  (04-02-2016),neza  (04-02-2016),Ngaiz  (04-02-2016),Olive Oil  (04-02-2016),Ra Ra Superstar  (04-02-2016),Radio  (04-02-2016),rainbow road  (04-02-2016),RmumR  (04-02-2016),Sethysmum  (04-02-2016),siansmum  (04-02-2016),smallpotatoes  (04-02-2016),TableDancer  (05-02-2016),Tamtam  (04-02-2016),TimeForWine  (04-02-2016),Tinachris  (04-02-2016),~Marigold~  (04-02-2016)

  11. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4,421
    Thanks
    853
    Thanked
    2,717
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Only on special occasions here. Usually when there is a 'party' someone brings some. But my childcare does not provide food.

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,469
    Thanks
    3,190
    Thanked
    6,496
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I wouldn't like it - full of sugar and artificial colours of which can cause hyperactivity in kids is not something I would want fed to my 2 year old every afternoon , a few times a year at parties when the parent is there sure but part of a daily diet no

    I do think things need to change with children's diets today - sure quinoa might be over the top for some ( not me!) but it really shouldn't be that hard to provide fresh healthy meals to toddlers when at age 2 it is so important for them not only for their health but to role model good eating habits - type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in Aussie kids and we wonder why?

  13. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:

    just her chameleon  (04-02-2016),kiwimum890  (04-02-2016),Lincolns mummy  (04-02-2016),Soon2be4  (04-02-2016),SoThisIsLove  (04-02-2016)

  14. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    243
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0
    How often does it happen? If it were for a special occasion I'd have no issue with it! Staff should be aware of all allergies / food intolerances / sensitivities (in our centre they are posted on the wall with a photo of the child) and act accordingly...like another poster, my centre serves fruit, dairy & crackers for morning tea, a cooked meal for lunch (meat, rice & veg of some sort usually) and sandwiches or something sweet for afternoon tea (custard or homemade cake). This information is always provided to parents ahead of time.

  15. #10
    kiwimum890's Avatar
    kiwimum890 is offline It won't happen overnight, but it will happen!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    760
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked
    278
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I wouldn't like it - full of sugar and artificial colours of which can cause hyperactivity in kids is not something I would want fed to my 2 year old every afternoon , a few times a year at parties when the parent is there sure but part of a daily diet no

    I do think things need to change with children's diets today - sure quinoa might be over the top for some ( not me!) but it really shouldn't be that hard to provide fresh healthy meals to toddlers when at age 2 it is so important for them not only for their health but to role model good eating habits - type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in Aussie kids and we wonder why?
    I 100% agree with this!

    There is also very little nutritional benefit in fairy bread let alone the sugar and artificial colours...

    Surely it can't be that hard for a Childcare centre to provide something far more nutritious??

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to kiwimum890 For This Useful Post:

    Soon2be4  (04-02-2016)


 
Closed Thread
Page 1 of 22 12311 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Fairy/Elf doors
    By pommiejen in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25-11-2015, 07:16
  2. "Fairy bread" made on multigrain bread...
    By Apple iPhart6 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-06-2015, 22:30
  3. Tooth fairy!
    By yasmin in forum Birthdays
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-06-2015, 10:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan - Brisbane Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, IVF Specialist
Dr Terry Sheahan is a highly respected Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist on Brisbane's Northside. To book an appointment or for information about his Affordable Low-Gaps Obstetrics please call his rooms on (07) 3353 3100
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!