Cooking provides children with a wealth of opportunities to discover new materials and processes; develop their physical and social skills; and lead their own learning. Helping teachers and practitioners make the most of the valuable learning opportunities that cooking offers, this book provides all the information, support and inspiration needed to successfully introduce cooking into Early Years and Key Stage One provision.

Packed with practical tips, case studies and first-hand advice from teachers and practitioners, Inspiring Learning Through Cooking offers valuable guidance on everything from setting up a cooking area to growing your own produce and using cooking activities to the full benefit of the child. With over 600 colour images and 50 step-by-step, photocopiable recipes, suggested cooking activities are suitable for independent use by children. Recipes reflect and promote the ongoing development of children’s skills, and illustrate how cooking can be used to achieve learning objectives. Teachers and practitioners will be inspired to think creatively about their own provision, and promote open-ended learning, encourage decision-making, problem solving and collaboration through cooking.

Colourful, practical and accessible, Inspiring Learning Through Cooking will be an essential resource for Early Years' practitioners and teachers looking to explore the opportunities offered by cooking in nurseries, Reception, Years One and Two.

part I|87 pages

Cooking as a tool for learning

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|5 pages

Characteristics of Effective Learning

chapter 3|31 pages

Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

chapter 4|13 pages

Key Stage One curriculum

chapter 5|12 pages

Introducing cooking provision

chapter 6|16 pages

Setting up a cooking area

part II|167 pages

Recipes and guidance

chapter |1 pages

Key Stage One – recipes

chapter 7|25 pages

EYFS recipe guidance

chapter 8|9 pages

Key Stage One recipe guidance

chapter |64 pages

EYFS recipes

chapter |61 pages

KS1 recipes