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The Early Years Gardening Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Working Garden For Your Early Years Setting

Whatever time of year it is, involving young children in gardening can be an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills for the EYFS and can bring children of all abilities together.

This gem of a guide aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating an early years garden from first conception to eating your own veg!


  • Where to start: how to plan for your garden and get funding

  • Calendar of what to plant and harvest when

  • Tips on plant that are great for cooking, as well as the ones that are guaranteed to give the quickest results

  • A wealth of activities based around your garden, all linked to the ELGs

An essential for any green-minded nursery, whether you are a novice or an experienced gardener.

About the author

This title is written by Sue Ward, an outdoors consultant who advises and supports setings on a wide range of early years and school grounds projects. Sue is also a trainer for both Learning Through Landscapes and the RHS, and many of the queries that she has faced in delivering training sessions for early years' practitioners have been included in this book.

ISBN: 9781907241048