The majority of our sessions are held at Mindful Bakes headquarters in Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire, SN8 3FJ. A delightful converted old Victorian school house with ample parking and a bright and comfortable kitchen/ dining area.
GCSE tuition: We currently tutor secondary school students who are studying food hygiene and nutrition. We can assist with both practical elements and theory and work through the syllabus. We have access to all the course content as well as past papers and lesson plans. Prices from £15 per hour
Home-schooled students: We offer weekday sessions during term-time between the hours of 9:30-14:30 Monday-Friday. Each student receives a portfolio and comprehensive lesson plans for each session. Prices from £15 per hour
After-school club: We currently offer after-school club sessions from 15:15-16:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This includes use of an apron, unlimited snacks and drinks, a recipe card and take your bake home, a chance to compete an arts and crafts activity or play whilst your bake is in the oven or fridge. Groups are no larger than 8 children. Parents and carers are welcome. We offer a discount for block bookings. Prices from £9 a session
The sessions above are structured and involve comprehensive lesson plans. Each session includes a different recipe that is either seasonal, chosen by the student themselves, cultural, based around different allergies e.g. coeliac disease or a celebration that month, e.g. Christmas. We like to ensure students have a well-rounded knowledge to include dough making, use of raising agents and marinating meat, to give an example.
Parents / guardians / mentors are all welcome to stay and join in if they please. Or relax in our dining area with a coffee and biscuit!
Of course, we can offer bespoke quotations. Perhaps you’d like to bake a special celebration cake for a loved or or create a three course meal for your family? Let us help you with the shopping, all the preparation and cooking.
Some clients come to us with specific requests, such as please can you help me with my piping skills. We can bake lots of different cupcakes or viennese whirls to help you perfect your technique.
Perhaps you’d like to get a small group of friends together and enjoy a nice lunch or afternoon tea with a couple of hours of baking either side. It’s a great thing to do for parties and special occasions.
We come to you! Take a hassle out of it all, you don;t even have to hop in the car. We come to you and bring all our equipment and ingredients and leave you to sit back and relax. Enjoy a few hours of cooking followed by a hot lunch or afternoon tea. We promise to do all the washing up and tidying too! Normal prices apply but we charge 0.45p per mile and are willing to travel up to 10 mile radius
We offer the following sessions every holiday. All sessions include use of an apron, unlimited soft drinks and snacks, a related arts and crafts activity, take your bake home and recipe card.
10-11:15-£9 per child
11:30-13:30-£15 per child to include a hot lunch
13:45-15:00 £9 per child
15:15-17:15 £15 per child to include afternoon tea
Or we offer longer sessions from 10-16:00 in various locations across Wiltshire for £35 per child to include a hot lunch and structured activities