Laurel Farm Kindergarten in Peasedown St John, Bath, has been awarded its level 3 School Gardening Award from the Royal Horticultural Society. The Steiner kindergarten, which is based on a seven acre smallholding with animals to feed and ponds, fields and a growing woodland to explore, will receive young vegetables and fruit to plant after the Easter holidays.

“The children are involved in the planting, gardening and growing of fresh produce throughout our daily routines,” explained teacher Dominika Baran. “Growing food in the garden helps to teach about the seasons, about where food comes from, about nature and to provide us with the organic food that can be cooked and eaten throughout Autumn and Winter months within our Kindergarten.

“Laurel Farm Steiner Kindergarten is set in beautiful surroundings, we take the children out in all weathers so they can experience the changing landscape and the magical nature of the setting.”

Dominika added that next year the teachers and children will work together towards a level 4 award.