Kitchen & Nutrition

The Starfish kitchen has a 5-Star Food and Hygiene rating (as assessed by The City of Whitehorse), and is well-maintained daily with regular audits scheduled to maintain our 5-Star Food and Hygiene rating.

Starfish children are provided with fresh and nutritious meals, prepared by our qualified chefs daily.
Hot and cold meals are served from a variety of different cuisines to enhance their learning experience during meal times through new flavours and textures.

All of our fresh produce and meat is sourced from reputable, local supplies, and is delivered to our centres three times a week.

Due to a growing number of children at risk of anaphylaxis, Starfish Early Learning Centre is a nut and egg safe centre. We endeavour to keep egg and nut products out of Starfish and ask that families do not bring food from home to assist us to keep children safe. Any cakes/slices are made from egg free recipes and/or use an egg replacement.
The meals and menus are produced over a four week rotating roster and can be viewed at your respective centre.

Sample Menu

Morning Tea Lunch Afternoon Tea
Morning Tea Fruit, cheese and wholemeal crackers, Milk
Lunch Sweet potato, carrot, apple and red lentil soup with wholemeal bread, fruit platter
Afternoon Tea Fresh fruit salad with yoghurt.
Morning Tea Fruit bread, Fruit, Milk
Lunch Lamb, vegetable tomato curry, fruit platter
Afternoon Tea Spinach and cheese muffins.
Morning Tea Rice cakes with vegemite, cheese, fruit, milk
Lunch Sandwiches with assorted fillings, fruit platter
Afternoon Tea Banana, blueberry loaf with spiced ricotta
Morning Tea Fruit, cheese and wholemeal crackers, milk
Lunch Chicken, Asian vegetables noodle stir-fry, fruit platter
Afternoon Tea Apricot crunchies
Morning Tea Fruit bread, Fruit, Milk
Lunch Beef burritos with lettuce, tomato and cheese, fruit platter
Afternoon Tea Tzatziki dip with vegetable dipping sticks and wholemeal crackers