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Children's Cookery classes
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Posted: 7th Jan 2020 Closing: 7th Apr 2020

Working for:
Nutritional Ninjas


Nutritional Ninjas specialises in teaching primary school children to cook healthy, fun and sometimes a little bit naughty recipes. Offering after school clubs, workshops, grant funded projects, birthday parties and events. 

As the leading provider of children’s cookery classes Nutritional Ninjas is constantly expanding. Due to increasing demand we are always looking for more cookery class leaders. Experience in working with children or catering is great but not essential as we offer full training.

What we are looking for:

  • Reliable individuals that will commit to at least a term’s work
  • People who love children and love cooking
  • Good weekday availability particularly from 2.30pm onwards
  • Happy to undergo a DBS check

What Nutritional Ninjas offers in return:

  • Great rates of pay, starting at £20 per session
  • Termly bonuses
  • Full training
  • DBS check
  • All equipment, ingredients and lesson plans provided
  • Opportunity for additional work (parties, daytime sessions) for committed, passionate staff

If this is something you’d be interested in contact us by telephone or email to find out more.


Investment Required:
£3000 to £9000

5- 40 hours per week based on hours you wish to commit and the size of the territory

£18,000+ for 8 hours work per week to £72,000 + This depends on the number of hours you work and the size of the territory.

Best suited to:
Mum’s, Teachers or Teaching Assistants, people with experience/ a love of working with children

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Set My Own Hours

Working at home or Office:
Home Based

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Lauren

Telephone: 07557 657 045

Website: Visit the Website

Facebook: Visit Page


Mum's view

Name: Elizabeth

Location: Surrey

How often do you work?
I do a little work every day during term time to keep on top of it and ensure my business grows, however in the school holidays I don’t tend to do much at all other than keep an eye on emails.

How does the job fit around your family life?
A Nutritional Ninjas franchise is as flexible as you are. The admin side of running the classes can easily fit into nap times and around the school run. The after school clubs are the only part which need to run at a specific time, usually around 3pm to 4pm, so that the children can go straight from their classroom into the Nutritional Ninjas class.

How much time do you commit?
The day to day admin only takes around 5 hours per week, plus the 5 hours of teaching per week. However I’m looking to run more classes which will mean I’ll be hiring my first team members which will involve less teaching hours for me.

Where do you carry out your work?
Our classes are all carried out from local schools within your franchise area, the admin side of the business can all be done from home.

Do you need a car?
Yes, you need a car to transport all of the kit and the ingredients.

Do you get support/training?
Yes, there is a vast amount of training and support available. There are two initial days training at head office which includes shadowing some classes and then a full operations manual. In addition there is continual support from head office for any questions big or small you might have.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Absolutely, if you’re looking for a flexible opportunity to run your own business around your family then Nutritional Ninjas is the ideal solution.

Do you advertise?
We advertise to the schools to run the clubs, however the clubs are extremely popular and we are consistently being approached to run clubs in different schools. Once the club is set up, the children get excited to attend and it’s normal to have a waiting list of kids waiting to sign up.

Are there any downsides to the role?
Helping children build their cooking skills can be very addictive, when you realise how valuable the skills are it’s easy to want to add more and more clubs to teach those children.