Early childhood services and OSHC case studies

Find out how these long day care and outside school hours care services have made healthy changes to their foods and drinks.


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Long day care




Perridak Burron Early Learning (opens in new window)


Perridak Burron Early Learning took a holistic, whole-of-service approach to promoting and embedding healthy eating and oral health messages into their service. They worked with Smiles 4 Miles to achieve their award and used the free services of HEAS to implement healthy eating changes.

Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre (opens in new window)

Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre has completed three of the Achievement Program’s health priority areas and recently identified eating habits and oral health as another important area of focus, engaging the free services of HEAS to implement healthy changes.





Gippsland Lakes Community Health Children's Centre


GLCH Children's Centre's kitchen garden program teaches children about where their food comes from, and how things grow. And the produce they grow is included on the menu for the children to enjoy.


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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


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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Matron Swinton Childcare Centre

Matron Swinton Child Care Centre, in Warrnambool, is a service that is committed to giving all its children a healthy start and understands the positive impact early childhood services can have on helping children establish healthy eating habits.


The service has drawn on the expertise of evidence-based community programs including the Achievement Program, Smiles 4 Miles, the Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program (SAKGP) to create a healthier environment.  


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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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