Teacher and baker to launch cookery classes for families
In a bid to combine her love of baking and teaching, former university lecturer Clare Keys is starting a cookery club for youngsters and their families.
Mrs Keys, a qualified primary school teacher from Challock, will be starting Crafty Cooks classes in September at venues in Ashford, Charing and Tenterden. The married mum-of-four, 41, left her job 18 months ago after lecturing in child development and education at Canterbury Christ Church University for 12 years.
Mrs Keys then bought a franchise of the nationwide business and began making plans for her own classes.
She said: “I wanted to be able to do the school run, be available to take one of my sons to his specialist appointments but still continue working.
“I love teaching and am a keen baker so it seemed like the perfect solution.
“As well as being fun it can help families find a shared interest, saves them the hassle of finding recipes and they don’t have to worry about clearing up the mess young children make when they bake.
“It can also help children who are picky eaters to experiment, or children who have allergies to understand about their food more.
“While their food cooks, we will run an activity as a group tasting as well as discover new foods and find out where they come from.”
Classes will be during school hours and will begin in the second week of September.
Pre-booking is essential and for more information email s.kent@ craftycooks.co.uk or visit www. craftycooks.co.uk