Here at Rathfarnham Day Care, we promote healthy nutritional choices for our children. We feel it is important at this young age to introduce and educate our children about good nutrition and the health benefits of eating well.

  • We provide healthy meals and snacks freshly prepared and cooked on the premises.

  • Snack time will be enjoyed as socialisation and interaction are encouraged.

  • We do not allow fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate, crisps, nuts or nut spreads.

  • Water and a fruit bowl are available to children throughout the day.

  • Menus are reviewed and changed on a regular basis to ensure a varied range of food choices for the children.

  • We do not serve Desserts.

  • Processed meat products are kept to a minimum of one serving per week.

  • Healthier cooking methods are used e.g. grilling, oven cooked. No food is fried.

We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirement your child may have.


Healthy Goodness for the Little Ones!



  • Selection of Cereals (weetabix, porridge, rice crispies & cornflakes), Toast & Milk

Morning Snack

  • Seasonal Fruit & Drink of Milk (Dairy/Lactose Free Options Available)


  • Slow Cooked Beef and Mushroom Casserole served with creamed potato.

  • Pasta Carbonara Style

  • Diced Supreme of Chicken in a mild madras sauce served on a bed of pilaf rice

  • Italian style Spaghetti Bolognaise served with crispy garlic bread

  • Sausage & Lentil Casserole served with creamy mashed potato

  • Lightly spiced chorizo sausage in a tangy tomato sauce served with penne pasta

  • Fresh from the Sea Fish Pie with mashed potato topping & mixed vegetables

  • Chicken Chasseur served with boiled rice

  • Spaghetti Meatballs in a roasted tomato & red pepper sauce

  • Hearty Vegetable and Bean Casserole served with mashed potato

  • Boiled Collar of Bacon served with savoy cabbage, mashed potato & parsley

  • Roast Chicken, Tomato & Vegetables in a smoky tomato sauce served with penne

  • Lightly Spiced Chilli con Carne served with boiled rice

  • Crispy Smoky Bacon & Spinach Tagliatelle

  • Shepherd’s Pie


  • Homemade Brown Bread served with cheese chunks, fruit & crunchy vegetables

  • Oven Baked Potato Croquettes served with baked beans or spaghetti hoops

  • Soup of the Day served with Homemade Wholemeal Brown Bread

  • Selection of Oven Baked Baguettes with savoury toppings

  • Selection of homemade meat and vegetarian filled sandwiches, rolls & wraps

  • Homemade Potato Wedges served with baked beans or spaghetti hoops

  • Homemade Tea Brack & Apple & Banana Loaf

  • Selection of Homemade Sweet & Savoury Scones

  • Crackers & Cheese with a selection of fruits & vegetables

  • Crispy Potato Waffles served with baked beans and spaghetti hoops

Baby Teas

  • Soup of the Day served with Homemade Wholemeal Brown Bread

  • Roasted Aubergine and Celeriac Purée

  • Sweet Carrot & Parsnip Purée

  • Baked Beetroot , Chickpea with Garlic Purée

  • Turnip & Carrot Purée

  • Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

  • Mixed Vegetable Purée

Evening Snack at 6pm

  • Fruit, cheese & crackers etc.