Do you want your child to learn the joys of cooking? Join our children's baking class where they can learn to make delicious food while having fun!
Cooking is such an important life skill, which, sadly, has not been taught in schools as much as it was 20 years ago. Cooking with children is so much more than cooking.
At each stage of development, children will gain something different from it.
Preschoolers learn from doing; they will count, share, take turns, follow instructions. None of these come easily to every child. They will use their gross motor skills on the whole, with some fine motor skills when we use safety knives.
Primary aged children will want to build on their knowledge and independence. They will want to use the correct tools for the jobs, and this will improve their fine motor skills, with chopping with knives and cutting with scissors. They will be reading, doing maths and looking at scientific reactions.
We have spaces available for children of all ages and skill levels. Our classes are designed to be interactive and hands-on, so children will be able to actively participate in creating their own food. Not only will your child learn how to cook, they will also develop important life skills such as teamwork and responsibility.
I run the sessions from my home in West Hunsbury, Northampton, where I have a kitchen specially designed for small numbers of children to cook together. During each session, we cook a delicious recipe and also enjoy an activity related to one of the ingredients we used. The sessions last between 45 minutes and an hour. This is all dependent on the complexity of the recipe.
Enroll your child today and give them the opportunity to learn a new skill, be creative and have fun in the kitchen! Classes fill up quickly, so don't wait, sign up today and join the fun!
“My 3 year old son and I attended today for our 1st session. My little one had a wonderful time and he actually tried a new food which for him is very rare. Maria was fantastic with all the children and explained and encouraged them at every step. We will be attending again and I highly recommend this group if you too have a fussy eater like my little one. We look forward to next week and making something new. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome!!”
"I’d highly recommend Maria, My Daughter has been (now 5) and now my son (3), My son has always been fussy with food, these classes have helped broaden his tastes as well as learn to mix, tickle the ingredients and clean up. Maria has a lovely way with the children to engage them and involve them. Highly recommend these classes for so many different reasons 😊👍."
I highly recommend these classes. I took my pre schooler (aged 3) and he loved them. A small intimate group, simple recipes to cook, and great that they have a chance to try different, more unusual foods during the session too."
"We have just got home after a fabulous morning baking flapjacks! I have two autistic children and Maria was fabulous with them! My oldest was adamant he didn’t want to join in! Maria was lovely he came around in the end! We will definitely be back xx."
Face to face classes
Run from my home in West Hunsbury, our award-winning cookery classes are suitable for children aged 2 to 11.
Whether you are looking for a rainy day activity to keep your little ones occupied, a birthday gift for a loved one or you just fancy baking yourself a little treat these baking kits are the perfect answer. All the ingredients are pre-weighed meaning set up is easy and mess is minimised.
Are you living with a future bake-off champion? Maybe you are looking for a skill to do for your Duke of Edinburgh award. Perhaps you need to learn to cook because you are flying the nest or off to University. Whatever your reason to want to learn to cook we have the course here for you.
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