Cooking activities are regularly incorporated into the nursery timetable where all children have the opportunity to create culinary delights! If they can wait to show their yummy creations then they will be sent home with the child but more often than not they get eaten before that! Cooking develops practical life skills, social skills and is a much loved part of the nursery activities.
We are lucky to be a nursery with an outside area attached. We use this area as an outside learning experience for the children. Apart from the ride, balance and catch toys we also use this area to develop a child’s knowledge of the world through our gardening activities. Each spring a selection of seeds and plants are planted by the children who are taught the importance of care and nurture of plants. A mixture of edible and flowering plants is grown to show the children a range of planting. Any crops that are harvested are then incorporated in our cooking activities so the children can taste new things and understand the satisfaction of producing their own food.