Progressive Morning Teas

We have seen some services introduce Progressive Morning Teas. Instead of all children eating at a set time, they are able to snack anytime during the allotted time period. This is designed to get away from rigid timeframes that may not suit all children. Each child’s morning schedule is different. They wake up and eat at different times, and some may eat a lot for breakfast while others may have only had something small. Progressive morning teas give older children the flexibility to decide when to have their morning snack. They can finish an activity without rushing to pack up and eat when they’re feeling hungry. It also lets supervising educators have greater interaction with individual children as there are fewer children eating at the same time.

We’d love to get your feedback: have you implemented this in your service and what things will services need to consider?

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