We are considering our options at the moment regarding the practice of bringing in birthday cakes for the children. There are 2 reasons for this.
* Allergies: There are several children in the centre with allergies, particularly egg allergy and whereas our centre is egg and nut free we cannot guarantee any food from home will be the same. Of course, children with allergies have an alternative to the birthday cake such as marshmallows.
* Healthy food options: We do try to offer the children healthy food at meal breaks and sometimes, the number of birthday cakes that come in to the centre contradict what we are trying to do.