chapter  1
Introduction
WithSuzie Strutt
Pages 10

When working as Early Years and Year One Leader, I introduced cooking as a tool for learning after reading Anna Ephgrave’s book The Reception Year in Action and teaching children how to make a cake independently. As soon as I introduced a cooking area into our learning environment you could see the engagement and learning opportunities it enabled. Cooking is so empowering for children, giving them the ability to work from start to finish to make something real and purposeful.