What’s on Chef’s menu today?
Nutritious & Delicious Meals for Growing Bodies
Dean, our head chef, has one golden rule; and it’s not “eat all your greens”, or “don’t play with your
food”; it’s that no Park Academy Childcare child will ever be served processed food.
Admittedly, we do have one porkie pie though…our sausages. Although naturally, Frank Doyles 90%
Irish pork sausages are the very best you can get.
Introducing Children to a World of Tasty Flavours
Whether it’s making homemade baked beans and hummus, or baking all his own breads, Dean and
his team are committed to ensuring that every child enjoys fresh, in-season and nutritionally
balanced food that’s sourced in Ireland. The team are passionate about introducing children
a wide range of flavours from a young age, from their variety of delicious soft baby foods,
to tasty curries and exotic dishes for our older children. Pop into our crèches around dinnertime
and you will be greeted by a wave of enticing smells from the kitchen!
Our Menu – Dietary Requirements & Preferences
Meals are prepared daily in our own creche kitchens and weekly menus are displayed on the notice
board for parents. Our menu changes every month and if your child is vegetarian, gluten or wheat
free, or has religious preferences, Dean’s team will specifically prepare a meal just for them.
Got a fussy eater? Don’t worry, Dean’s got a great recipe for that too!
In fact, whether it’s fussy eaters, teething or sleeping problems, our team are always there for you
with a wealth of advice and experience. Whatever it might be, never be afraid to ask, because we’ve
probably been there before and would love to help. Dean even rustles up a breakfast roll or fruit
smoothie for hungry parents who attend our‘Parents’ Breakfast Mornings’ at creche.
Food for Thought – Nutrition Education
At Park Academy Childcare, we believe in educating children about food, so that they can be informed
to make healthy choices. They also get the chance to learn about where their food comes from, thanks
to our creche’s herb and fruit gardens. Occasionally the children will donate home grown produce from
their own gardens, which our chefs will gladly incorporate into the creche meals.
From our Sugar Awareness Week to culinary themed summer camps, we take every opportunity to raise
awareness of good nutrition. From discussing the basics of healthy eating as part of our OWL preschool
curriculum, to engaging our ‘After-schoolers’ in fun nutrition projects, we ensure that children of all
ages gain an understanding of this important topic.
Our aim is to create awareness and promote a healthy attitude towards food that will serve the
children throughout their whole life. At Park Academy Childcare it’s not simply about feeding
the children – it’s about ensuring that every child is nourished, satisfied, educated and healthy.
And has lots of energy for their weekly JUMP Programme sessions of course!
Our chefs are experts at creating tasty and nutritious meals and luckily they love to share them.
Get their collection of family favourite recipes here.