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It is important that the children receive enough food and nutrients throughout the day to support their growth and activity levels. At Stepping Stones Child Care Centres we feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that each child receives an adequate amount of nutritious foods whilst in our care.

It is a recommendation from health authorities that children in Long Day Care are provided with at least 50 percent (50%) of their daily nutritional requirements whist they are in care.

Stepping Stones Child Care Centres have developed nutritious seasonal menus, in consultation with Nutrition Australia to ensure that each individual child receives their daily nutritional requirements.

The table below indicates the nutritional requirements for children whilst attending Long Day Care:

Food Groups

Serve Size

Number of Serves

Bread & Cereals

2 slices bread, 1 medium bread roll
1 cup cereal
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cooked pasta


Dairy Foods

1 cup (250ml) milk
200g yoghurt
2 slices (40g) cheese

1-1 ½

Meat and Meat Alternatives

65-100g cooked meat
1/3 cup legumes (baked beans)
2 small eggs



1 medium piece of fruit
1 ½ tablespoons sultanas
1 cup canned fruit

½ - 1


½ cup cooked vegetables
1 cup salad vegetables
1 medium potato



1 piece of cake
3-4 plain sweet biscuits
2 scoops of ice cream
1 tablespoon jam, honey


Please see below to view Stepping Stones Seasonal Menus:

Winter Menu Winter Menu (1025 KB)

Spring Menu Spring Menu (1026 KB)

Summer Menu Summer Menu (986 KB)

Autumn Menu Autumn Menu (1025 KB)


02 6228 1544

22 Wormald St,
Symonston ACT 2609


02 6293 2681

Cnr Barr Smith & Drakeford
Bonython ACT 2905

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03 5255 3288

73-75 Tareeda Way,
Ocean Grove VIC 3226

Opening Hours:

7.30am - 6pm.