At Piccolini Hastings we provide freshly made, morning and afternoon teas for children at our childcare centre each day, through our Nourish meal programme – to compliment their lunchboxes which encourages independence and self-help skills.

We see meal times as a special opportunity that allows us to not only provide nourishing food but educate children about healthy food choices and relationships with food.

Dietitian Approved & Designed

Our Hastings daycare centre is proud to offer a nutrition and meal service programme called Nourish – “Thriving minds, active bodies, nurtured hearts”.  A slogan we hold close to our hearts, we believe that through nourishing food, children are fueled to thrive physically and mentally, whilst enjoying the benefits of coming together and connecting as a group at mealtimes. Mealtimes are calm, fun, social and children are encouraged to develop table manners and independent skills in serving food by being encouraged to regulate their own portions and clean up after meals.

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Yoghurt Cups | Nourish Menu Winter 2021

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Crackers & Dips | Nourish Menu Winter 2021

ECE Menus & Recipes

Our Nourish menus encompass seasonal (Summer and Winter) 4 – week rotating menu, with a wide variety of nourishing morning & afternoon teas for the children at our centre.

Our Nourish recipes are dietitian approved, and have been thoughtfully designed using the NZ Heart Foundation’s, Healthy Heart – Gold Award for Early Childhood Centres which is in line with the NZ Food & Nutrition Guidelines and the Ministry of Health (MOH) Healthy Eating for babies, toddlers and children.

Fresh, Real & Wholesome

Across morning tea and afternoon tea, our Nourish menu provides foods that are minimally processed, avoiding recipes that are high in added sugar, instead using fresh, real and wholesome ingredients. Children at our Hastings daycare are provided with well-balanced meals and snacks from the four main food groups (breads and cereals, milk and milk products, fruit and vegetables, lean meat and meat alternatives.

Using healthy alternatives, we still offer “crowd favourites” such as Pikelets, Crackers & Cheese with Beetroot Dip, Yoghurt Cups! YUM…

You can view our menus in centre, or even request one of our menus to try with your children at home!

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Pikelets | Nourish Menu Winter 2021

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We’d love to hear from you!

We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right daycare centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our childcare centre in Hastings and meet our teaching team.