I suggest you ask to see their policy and procedure manual so you can familiarise yourself with how and why they do things. There will be a section in their on nutrition which will explain the rules their centre follows, the manual should always be available for parents.
Also look up the acecqa website for the national standards and regulations. Find the ones regarding nutrition and you should have your answer.
I've written a lot of policies over the past few years and I've always written that we provide milk and water and, on occasion, juice - the juice should be watered down though and children are encouraged to rinse their mouths after drinking juice.
It's a long document but once you find the area you're looking for you will have your answer.
But as I said, if the centres policies and procedures state that they don't allow it, then that's their rules and you will have to follow or find another centre.
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01-05-2015 19:50 #11
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01-05-2015 19:56 #13
Nope we are following children's health guidelines children only are able to be offered light milk or water.
I don't agree with the light milk but anyways.
Your child does not need cordial and I understand that she may be difficult but I've heard it from so many parents and they even try to sneak it in.
All of the children I have in my care WILL drink water without any hassle.
You need to ask her educators to get her to drink more water
Take her own drink bottle and monitor it
01-05-2015 20:15 #14
Aside from nutrition it makes it awkward when 1 child has cordial and the others don't. I can see a lot of issues arriving just from that alone.
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01-05-2015 20:56 #15
A lot of children are different at home then at care. I work in child care, and we only allow milk or water due to nutritional guidelines and we are very strict. Sorry! Not really requirements but nowadays it is about setting children up wth good habits hence why we only ask for water.
I like the idea of food colouring to see if it is more the look- as the amount of cordial you put it really wouldn't make a difference to the taste 😊
01-05-2015 21:02 #16
That's it! It's not regulation but it is nutrition. I think the educator effed up by saying it was government requirement. I've had issues with parents bringing cordial in the past and I've had an adult conversation with them about it. Lying and saying its government requirement is ridiculous.
I personally think children shouldn't be drinking cordial at all. And I don't think food colouring is a great idea either because that's just full of preservatives and unnecessary. A better idea would be to add strawberries and kiwi or other fruits to the water to flavour it naturally.
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01-05-2015 21:30 #18
Adding fresh fruit to the water is a brilliant idea!!!!!! Even a hint of lemon !
02-05-2015 09:17 #19
My ds2 has a special diet and is able to drink juice provided by me and in unopened prima boxes. But we have a dietitian talking to them every 3 weeks. Most daycares will insist on water alone. But the fruit in water is an awesome idea. Daycare can't say no to that surely.
02-05-2015 11:46 #20
funny how the 2 threads that popped up on my user panel when I clicked were this one (where people are telling mothers what to and not to give their children nutrition wise) and the mummy shaming thread.... how ironic
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