Food and Nutrition
In Sharavogue we provide home cooked meals for all children in the Creche and Montessori Total Care Programmes, Junior School and afterschool. Our menu is fully coded listing all allergens. We ensure that all diets are catered for and are particularly mindful of children with severe allergies. Procedures are in place to communicate any allergies or food intolerances to staff in each room.
We have two full time chefs employed who prepare all our meals in house. Fresh produce is delivered to Sharavogue daily and no artificial ingredients or additives are used during cooking. Fresh fruit is served daily for morning and afternoon snacks
All the children in the Montessori mornings classes bring their own packed lunch each day.
In our Creche, we work in partnership with the parents to assist in the weaning process and introduction to whole foods. We provide a variety of pureed fruit and vegetables initially, gradually introducing fish, poultry and meat as per childhood development guidelines.
From the Senior Montessori group onwards, children’s main meals are served in the dining room.
We support Healthy Eating and implement the Smart Start Healthy Ireland programme for children. The aim of this is to supprt children’s development of lifelong healthy eating patterns, skills, behaviours, and attitudes.