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A Place to Grow





All our meals are prepared and cooked fresh on our premises. We are registered with the Health Service Executive as food providers and Environment Health Officers carry out regular random inspections. Fresh quality ingredients from local suppliers are used

Meals are prepared in strict accordance with the HACCP food safety system, by trained staff.

We try to vary the meals and encourage children to try new foods to develop their taste from a young age. A daily menu is displayed in our hallway for parents to see


We provide for our all day children:

Breakfast between 7.30 and 9 am

Snack between 10.30 and 11 am

Dinner between 1 and 2 pm

Supper between 4 and 5 pm

Drinks are given to children throughout the day.

Note: Before and after school children have breakfast and dinner with us.



Nutrition Policy

Throughout the day we offer food from each of the 5 food groups, in ratio to the recommended quantities for children. Milk or water is offered at all meals. The children get a treat every Friday. On some other days we give deserts like ice-cream, jelly, fruit, trifle, rice pudding etc.



We have our own vegetable garden, where children grow their own every spring.

We also get an ample supply of apples from our orchard each autumn.

Eggs are from our free range hens.  




Special diets:

We can cater for special dietary requirements with advance notice


The Orchard Childcare Centre Cummer Corofin Co. Galway Tel 093-32742

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