Healthy Eating

Providing healthy meals and choosing products in an ecologically sustainable manner is very important to us. We run our own kitchen and bake our own bread. We cook from scratch and avoid any semi-finished products. We create healthy menus for every week and cater to a range of dietary requirements and intolerances. Children are provided with healthy nutritious food throughout the day (i.e. morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack). We strive to purchase the best food we can, whether it's fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms or fresh meat from Austria, or using locally produced honey, instead of sugar, in our cooking. 

Educating for Healthy Eating Habits

At Brilliant Stars, we make every effort to teach our students from the earliest age to take charge of their own bodies and learn healthy eating habits. We do this by teaching children about nutrition as well as moderation in all things. Alongside supporting healthy movement and outdoor exercise, we make sure to introduce children to new spices, vegetables, fruits, and recipes to build diverse pallets.

Sourcing Healthy, Ethical & Sustainable Food

We have done our best to learn about sustainably run farms so that we may support their products by using the services of companies such as Svet Bedničiek. Our food is sourced directly from organic farms as much as possible and not from factories or big supermarkets. We try to have “real” food: organic, free from chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Regarding the purchasing process, we buy in bulk when possible and prefer local farmers in order to minimise the carbon footprint and packaging. Through proper planning, we are able to cook nutritious and delicious food whilst creating minimal food waste.

Experiencing diverse cultures 

Our international days are a much-loved feature of our school among students. These events are aimed at creating greater inclusion, diversity of perspective, and a sense of belonging. We serve the cuisine of the presented country; with students and staff from more than 39 countries, we have plenty to taste! 

Educational Edible Garden

In our certified edible garden, we plant food such as lettuce, rocket lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, different herbs, and other edible plants. Sometimes children might help with the preparation of snacks for their classmates. In this way, they learn about where food comes from, how it is produced, and how to eat healthily. They learn that the choices they make affect the environment, including the sourcing process of food and the use of sustainable packaging.

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Do you still remember the excited eyes and hunger for new knowledge and skills that are so typical of kindergarteners? When searching for a school, retaining the love of learning was our top criteria. That’s why we came to Brilliant Stars. And the choice was good - kids asking “when can I start some math?” on the first day of school, kids going deeper on some school topic and bringing their findings back to others, kids writing short books, kids looking forward to discussing moral choices and current affairs… by now, our kids are 10 years old. They still love learning.
I whole-heartedly recommend Brilliant Stars to any parents searching for a warm, safe school environment that nurtures the whole child. My daughter attended preschool and year one for three years and leaves the school confident and prepared for her next adventure. Brilliant Stars' dedicated staff supported her natural talents and personality and showed her how much she can accomplish. I especially valued Brilliant Stars' emphasis on virtue education and the effort they make to instill their students with a sense of responsibility-- for themselves, for their friends and loved ones, and for the world around them. Brilliant Stars' curriculum and philosophy unlocks academic excellence without neglecting equally important social skills and commitment to community. We had experience with other, more expensive private schools in Bratislava but Brilliant Stars outclasses them easily---- it is what we will miss most about leaving Slovakia.
Thank you for the excellent cooperation in the last 5 years. Having had the chance to attend Brilliant Stars was the best start to education of our children we could have imagined. Hearing children chatter fluently in English at the end of Kindergarten, was a great achievement. Not being a bilingual family, we considered that as one of the main objectives and it was met. Your enthusiastic and motivated team whom our children and us will keep the best memories of. Always smiling, ready to help and discuss, proactively report on status. Last but not least – healthy cuisine, clean environment, library, well-groomed premises, educational tools and playground… Brilliant Stars should be referred to as a role model for other educational institutions!
I would like to thank you for all the efforts you took and make this difficult time as smooth as it is possible. Everything was so well-organised and once again I must say that I am very proud to my child in this school 🧡
I have two children at Brilliant Stars' and I am delighted with the care and approach of all of the staff towards childcare and education in the early years. Both my children are flourishing under their academic, social and moral guidance. My older child has loved the use of Jolly Phonics (a UK approach to teaching literacy) as a learning tool and enjoys his numeracy, science, art and music lessons. The kindergarten also offers a wide variety of extra activites and has a lending library. Finally, and one of the key reasons why I chose this kindergarten, is that the head teacher is an inspiration to everyone involved with the kindergarten - very proactive, accommodating, hands-on and very focused on the children and what is best for them. I can highly recommend this kindergarten and given the high standard they have set can only expect their new Stupava branch to be just as good.
I think Brilliant start gives children 'active learning', and teachers know how to support children's Curiosity. I can see that my children are having good time. Because my children can't stop speaking what they have done today with big smile when I pick them up after school.
Thank you and your entire team for the tremendous work. I have been impressed from the very beginning by the flexibility of your staff and the speed with which you managed to convert the entire curriculum online.