Early childhood services and OSHC case studies

See how others have created healthy change in their early childhood service

Long day care


Berrimba Child Care Centre

Linking in with free, local community health programs helped Berrimba Child Care Centre promote healthy eating and healthy teeth!

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Bridge Rd Early Learning Centre (PDF 509 KB)

Bridge Road ELC plan healthy menus using FoodChecker, and now meets the Achievement Program Benchmark for Healthy Eating and Oral Health, and became a Smiles 4 Miles awarded service.


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Bloom Early Learning

Learn how the Healthy Eating Advisory Service helped Bloom Early Learning provide healthier foods and drinks for their kids in this short video.


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Ada Mary A’Beckett Children’s Centre

Port Melbourne’s Ada Mary A’Beckett Children’s Centre was the first centre in Victoria to meet the Healthy Eating Advisory Service’s Menu planning guidelines for long day care.





Yappera Children's Service (opens in a new window)

Yappera Children’s Service is an Aboriginal Community controlled, governed and managed Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s Service in Thornbury, providing long day care and kindergarten for over 70 children.


See how forming strong partnerships with local organisations enabled Yappera to promote healthy eating for the children and their families.


Outside school hours care


Heany Park Outside of School Hours Care

Attending a Healthy Eating Advisory Service training session prompted some healthy menu additions at Heany Park Outside of School Hours Care. Hear direct from the students about what they think of the menu changes in this brief video.


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World 4 Kids / Big Childcare
Find out how World 4 Kids/Big Childcare overcame doubts and resistance to revolutionise the foods and drinks they provide and promote to children Victoria-wide.

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