Cooking up a storm at Hertford Barns

Following an interest in The Gruffalo, children from Hertford Barns Day Nursery were delighted to showcase their culinary skills as they created their very own Gruffalo crumble.

At the award-winning setting on Cole Green, Bumblebees took inspiration from the beloved Julia Donaldson story as they combined the ingredients together, which included fresh apples and strawberries, before transferring the mixture to a baking dish ready for the oven.

During the exciting learning experience, children used their language and communication skills to describe the textures they could feel, as well as discussing where their food comes from and the different food groups, all whilst learning important kitchen safety messages.

To extend the Gruffalo interest, the group enjoyed a special Gruffalo hunt in the garden outside, as well as learning more about the habitats of the animals from the story and re-creating them using a range of natural and recycled materials gathered from nursery.

Hertford Barns Day Nursery Team Leader, Laura Grace explained;

“Our little chefs had the best time making and eating their Gruffalo crumble and were so proud to tell their parents all about the activity. This kitchen adventure not only sparked their imaginations, but also taught them valuable skills like teamwork, creativity, and following instructions. It’s amazing to see them grow and learn in such a fun and interactive way.”


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200