Should I include the gift recipient’s email in my order?

It is entirely up to you. We won’t send them any email communication until they receive their first kit so no surprises will be spoilt! If you do decide to include their email then we will invite them to create an account where they can view their gift subscription (without any information on prices!) and make any changes they might need – e.g. if they move and need to change their address, it they would like to skip a box.

Is the packaging compostable

Yes – all food packaging is compostable so don’t forget to pop it in with your food waste.

What ages are the kits aimed at?

3 – 10 years old. Younger children will require more support and older children less, but whatever age they are we hope the kits give you lots of opportunities to have fun together in the kitchen making memories!

What is the shelf life of each box?

Each kit has a shelf life of 3 months. This means you can pop the box in the cupboard until it suits you to make it rather than feel pressured to make it as soon as it arrives through the letterbox. They make a perfect rainy day activity!

Why don’t you use refined sugars?

The body breaks down refined sugar rapidly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to increase very quickly. Refined sugar is also devoid of any nutrition – it just provides calories. We prefer to use natural sugars which deliver nutrition with them such as honey, dates and fruit.

What are the table talk cards?

These are fun questions and games to play together at the dinner table! You will receive 3 in each box. The first box includes an easy open ring to collect them on.

When will my little cook receive their level 1/2/3/4 awards?

A badge and certificate will be included in your 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th cooking kits. If your little cook reaches their 4th level and has completed their record book each month then we will send them a free box with a special gift in!

When will my box arrive?

If you have placed a gift subscription you choose the shipping date you would like.

If you have placed a regular subscription then your order will be shipped within 2 days.

All kits are sent on a 2nd class Royal Mail service so please allow 2-4 days from the date of shipping for it to arrive

Can I cancel my subscription?

Yes. You are not locked into anything and can cancel at any time by logging into your account. The other option you have is to skip months. If you have any problems just contact us at hello@littlecooksco.co.uk

Can I cancel 3, 6 & 12 month subscriptions?

If you’ve paid for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription it can be skipped at anytime, meaning we will cancel the next automatic renewal of your subscription. If you want to cancel mid-subscription, for example, if you are moving away, please just let us know – we will never make you receive boxes you don’t want and will refund you the difference!

What if my child has allergies?

All of the ingredients in our kits are dairy free, meat free and wheat free. We sometimes use oats which coeliacs may not be able to tolerate but otherwise we never use gluten.

The allergens we aren’t always able to cater for are eggs and nuts. However, we will let you know what is in each kit before it arrives so you have the option of skipping if it doesn’t work for you.

Will my child need assistance?

Yes, though how much depends on your child’s age and ability. You will be the best judge of how much help your little cook will need but we come from the philosophy of trusting kids to know their limits and to ask for help when they need it. Having said that you should supervise at all times and give particular assistance when using the oven/hob and knives.  Check out our blog on cooking skills by age for a bit more info on this

What if I’m buying a gift?

Our cooking kits make a fantastic gift, as recognised by winning an award for Children’s Gift of the Year 2019! Just select ‘GIFT A BOX’ on the homepage and tell us the name of the lucky little cook who will be receiving it.

Do I need any special equipment?

Our recipes do often call for a blender or food processor to blitz nuts into flour or dates into caramel!

Does the box fit through the letterbox?

Yes. Unless you have ordered multiple boxes or bought an apron with your box.

Do you include the ingredients?

Yes, we include all the dry ingredients you will need to make our recipes. All you will need to add is a few fresh/wet items such as honey and banana (but we will email you before your box arrives to let you know what you’ll need so you and your little cook can get cooking as soon as it drops through the letterbox!)

Is everything recyclable?

Yes. We removed lamination from our boxes to make them fully recyclable and the packaging we use for food is 100% compostable so make sure to pop the bags in with your food waste!