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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    How would you know that?
    Because you compare the childcares and one is cheaper than the other? The same way anyone else would know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    Then you've got a few options

    A) pick a childcare where you can supply your own food
    B) pick a childcare who's menu who approve of
    C) pick a childcare who's menu you don't approve of, but you've got no other choices

    With option C - you can then either whinge about it online, which isn't going to change the menu or you can arrange a meeting with the director and express your concerns about the menu.

    So then the menu might change or it might not. Which then leaves you to decide as to what's more important - the kid being in childcare and getting crap food or the kid not being in childcare and getting healthy food.
    Try getting a spot in childcare in most places. You are lucky if you can get your first choice let alone 2nd/3rd/4th.

    And yes, many people put their child on waiting lists when pregnant to *try* and get a spot.

    It is not that easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    Because you compare the childcares and one is cheaper than the other? The same way anyone else would know that?
    I'll ask you again. How old are your kids and how many years did they attend childcare?

    You have lots of opinions on how easy this is. Please I'd like to know your actual experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    As I posted before. The fees between the two centres where one provided food was $1 difference. Actually in my experience where I live. .. food or not. . The fees were all pretty similar.
    Mine does morning and afternoon tea, not lunch and it's $105. There isn't much difference in ones that do all food, you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    Then go with one that doesn't provide food. The menu posted before looked like absolute crap. I wouldn't be paying for that.
    Which is precisely why I didn't send my child there after looking at that menu!!! There wasn't an option of a reduced fee for providing your own lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    Because you compare the childcares and one is cheaper than the other? The same way anyone else would know that?
    The childcare near my work with food and nappies is cheaper than the one that DS is at without nappies and food. Sorry but price does not mean food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'll ask you again. How old are your kids and how many years did they attend childcare?

    You have lots of opinions on how easy this is. Please I'd like to know your actual experience.
    I never said it was easy - I said it was a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    I never said it was easy - I said it was a choice.
    Sorry but I disagree. Until you are in the hell that is centre hunting it goes from 'choice' to 'wherever I can get in'

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    Wow that's a really poor menu! I'm failing to see balanced there. Barely any protein and not a lot of veg at all.
    All I see is packaged food and a lot of carbohydrates with some fruit thrown in.
    If my DD's daycare had shown me a menu like that, I'd have ran for the hills!
    I was concerned with the lack of vegetables and the high salt/sugar content of the menu...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    I never said it was easy - I said it was a choice.
    No it's not for many people.

    Your lack of empathy on this topic is startling. I'll put it down to the fact you have no actual experience with trying to gain a childcare place and move on.

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