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£15/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Laura
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Easy cooking
  • Baking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • Dessert Cooking
  • Gluten Free cooking
Levels
  • All Levels

Cookery school owner offering 1:1 and group cookery lessons from beginners to intermediate aged 5 and above

Methodology

My classes can be from 1-6 hours but for online I recommend no more than 80 minutes. You will need to have the ingredients to hand or if you live locally I am able to provide these for you. I will adapt the recipe to all food intolerances. I will email you the recipe initially and talk about any additional needs you or your child may have and what is your most effective way of learning. I try and make my lessons fun, interactive, chatty and friendly and I've had no complaints so far!

Experience

I have run my own cookery school for children for three years now but since covid-19 I have not been able to teach my usual classes hence why I am offering online tuition. I am a Mummy to two daughters so know how to make economical, speedy and tasty meals to suit all the family.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £70
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £140

Details

Please inform us of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance of your booking or we cannot guarantee a full refund. Similarly, Mindful Bakes reserves the right to cancel sessions but will aim to give as much prior notice as possible. Parents and guardians will be contacted via the contact details that they have provided. If they are not contactable a message will be left with the school and parents / guardians will be asked to make alternative arrangements to collect their child. Mindful bakes are NOT responsible for the care of your children should they need to cancel a session.

Lessons offered by Laura
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Easy cooking
  • Baking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • Dessert Cooking
  • Gluten Free cooking
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura's CV

WORK EXPERIENCE:

July 2017-present
Mindful Bakes Cookery School
Taking commissions, hosting coffee mornings, bake sales, Christmas fairs. Run a successful cookery school for children and young adults with additional needs, GCSE students, trainee chefs, home schooled students as well as in private homes. Additionally, I teach in local primary schools, nurseries and online. Collaborate with nutritionist and experts in food intolerances to deliver educational lessons to families

April 2016-Feb 2017
Collingbourne Ducis Primary School: Named pupil teaching assistant
Supported year 3 boy with Autistic spectrum condition and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Feb 2013-Present
Director and owner of SpecialT childcare: UK wide
SpecialT is a recruitment agency finding high calibre specialist childcare workers across the UK.

Cambian Education: Grateley House School Nov 2009- May 2013
Work Experience Coordinator and Exam Administator
Organised work experience placements and programmes for pupils with aspergers syndrome. Collate exam entries for the school, input entries online, organise AQA units.

Carer / Support Worker Across Wiltshire June 2010-Aug 2013
Supported various children and young people with various disabilities by arranging leisure activities, school pick ups, assisting with homework and supporting the family with her emotional and social development.

The National Childbirth Trust: Marlborough and District Branch Jan 2012-April 2013
Voluntary Chair
Lead branch committee meetings, communicate with regional team and UK office, advocate for local NCT, plan, provide and publicise activities for local parents, chair regular team meetings, create positive links with specialist workers, students and administrators and raise money for the charity via events.

The Rose Road Association, Hampshire: Nov 2006 – April 2013
Outreach Worker
Provide appropriate social, practical and emotional support and activities to children and young adults with severe and multiple disabilities. Work independently within the community and home. Assist with education, behaviour, physiotherapy programmes and personal care. Participate in youth groups, after school clubs and play schemes.

Hydrotherapy Assistant
Responsible for carrying out hydrotherapy programmes for 25 pupils between the ages of 3-17 with profound and multiple learning disabilities at rosewood school. Responsible for general maintenance of the pool. Maintained daily hydrotherapy records and updated swimming programmes jointly with the physiotherapists.

Riding for the Disabled Association, Wiltshire Sept 2009-Dec 2009
Volunteered part-time assisting with tacking up the horses. Worked as a side walker / leader leading disabled children during riding lessons.

Various families, Wiltshire & Kent Oct 2000-May 2008
Nanny
Responsible for children from birth to three years old. Completed light domestic duties, bathing, baby sitting, day trips and nursery school pick up.

Terrablu care agency, Kent: Sept 2003–July 2007
Carer
Supported children and adults with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and elderly clients. Participated in hydrotherapy, pottery, physiotherapy and horse riding. Maintained regularly updated manual handling training. Completed personal and domestic tasks. Worked in client’s homes, residential settings and day care centres. Provided training to foreign volunteers.

Camp Northwood, USA: Summers of 2002 and 2003 (June-Sept)
Special Needs Camp Counsellor
Worked with 165 children with special needs and physical disabilities from 8-18 years old on a 7-week structured programme. Organised social events and taught a range of daily activities including sailing. Taught Maths and English in a daily academic programme. Completed special needs training prior to the children arriving. Won a competition to publish an article on my Camp America experience.

Brenchley & Matfield Primary School, Kent: June 2003–July 2004
Special Needs Learning Support Assistant
Supported an eight year old autistic girl in class. Devised a reading and writing programme for dyslexic and dyspraxic children. Helped with lunch and break duties, class assemblies, school trips and wall displays.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The University of Southampton 2004- 2007
Diploma of higher education in allied health studies

The Open University 2009-2011
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Open 2.1

Hillview School for Girls, Kent 1997-2001
4 A Levels (A-C)
8 G.C.S.E’s (A*-C)

Mascalls Comprehensive School, Kent 1993-1997

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

IT: Fully competent with all Microsoft office packages, a number of learning packages and the Internet.

Languages: French: basic written and spoken

Driving Licence: Full clean licence held for 15 years

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