"Food should always be a pleasure" - Dr Emmi Pikler
We believe meal times should also be a time of happiness and connection.
For children in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) setting, coming together with friends and teachers to share a meal offers so many opportunities. To nourish themselves with both food, and loving care and attention from the adults around them.
ECE teachers play an important role in shaping children’s relationships with food and their bodies. But having worked in a range of ECE settings over the years, I understand that hosting peaceful and nurturing meal times isn't always easy. From juggling the routine of the day, to meeting the diverse needs of everyone in the group, there can be days when meal times are less than tranquil.
We want to help you transform your centre mealtimes, making them a time of day that both staff and children look forward to.
Together we can identify what is working well for your setting, build on the strengths in your team, identify the biggest challenges and create achievable goals for your centre meal times. We can also help you connect these goals with The New Zealand Early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki and the Education council professional goals and standards.
What we can offer: