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Dishes and utensils in Daycare

  • 1.  Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-12-2021 06:24 PM
    HI Everyone

    I am hoping you can help me. We have always used the IKEA kids dishware in our daycares. It's easy to replace, IKEA normally has tons of it and it al matches in size. However it typically needs replacing at least a few times per year, the utensils especially don't look great even after a week.

    We are looking to move away from these dishes into something else, that's still fun, colourful but it much more durable than what we currently have. What is everyone using in their centres?

    Thanks!

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    Chantalle Wakelin
    Director of Operations
    Summit Start
    Calgary AB
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  • 2.  RE: Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-14-2021 10:47 AM
    Good Morning,

    We use silverware from the world market, it's not colorful but very durable!

    Best regards, 

    Bianka Lind 

    Director 

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  • 3.  RE: Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-14-2021 03:41 PM
    We have used the silverware from Environments (now carried by Discount School Supply) - https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/search/?text=silverware

    Aside from losing items to the trash can periodically, we have found them to be durable and easy for the kids to use. I lucked into some great small plastic bowls at Target a few years ago, but we have also had luck with the melamine plates and other items from Environments - https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/theme/dishwasher-safe-plates.

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    Holly Dalferes
    Director
    George Cottage at St Martin's Episcopal School
    Metairie LA
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  • 4.  RE: Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-14-2021 10:38 PM
    I am very surprised that you can use those. In MN that would be a big no-no.  We use melamine dishes and plates.  Upfront they are expensive but they last.

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    Brandy Sroga-Coons
    Creative Kids Academy
    Elk River MN
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  • 5.  RE: Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-15-2021 12:10 PM
    We are in Canada. They don't regulate that here. But I agree we don't want to be using them any more. I am looking into the melamine dishes, but can barely find fun interesting colours. But we will be switching regardless.

    I definitely want something that lasts. Can I ask where you get yours from?

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    Chantalle Wakelin
    Director of Operations
    Summit Start
    Calgary AB
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  • 6.  RE: Dishes and utensils in Daycare

    Posted 01-16-2021 08:53 PM
    Try looking at webstaurantstore.com

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    Brandy Sroga-Coons
    Creative Kids Academy
    Elk River MN
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