FAQ

PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES

HOW MANY STUDENTS DO YOU HAVE AT ONCE?

We have capacity for 10 tiny chefs in a class with space for one, under 12 months old sibling to engage in baby sensory during the session.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

The classes take place at Millenium Hall, Kesgrave, IP5 2EN. This location is fantastic for our classes with plenty of space to cook and explore. We also have low tables, chairs, sinks and toilets for toddlers and baby changing too. 
An outside garden provides the school with some raised beds to grow herbs and salad leaves.

IF WE DON'T FINISH THE FOOD AT THE CLASS, CAN I TAKE IT HOME?

Yes of course! It is really important to us that we always sit down together and try the food we've created, however we know that little ones can take their time with eating and so we ask that you bring some Tupperware to take your food home in please.

I HAVE A CHILD IN A DIFFERENT AGE BRACKET, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We recommend following your child's needs. Book two slots in the class of the child who is the most confident (we know this isn't always the eldest). If you have a child under 12 months we kindly ask you call us before booking as we can only accommodate one under one in any class at a time.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the class and safety we ask that each child has a parent/guardian with them. We are happy to provide a discount code if you speak to us in person at the class to help with costs but are unable to do this online. (Under 12 months does not require another adult providing they remain in their pushchair or the provided highchair for food sensory)

WHAT ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

We can cater for all food allergies and dietary requirements providing they are not extreme cases. Please get in touch to discuss any concerns you might have further.
We have plenty of vegan, dairy free, gluten free recipes but do need to know in advance if your child specifically requires these meals as we wouldn't want you to be disappointed. (Please only consider your child's requirements and not the adults)

HOW MUCH FOOD DO WE MAKE?

Each dish we rustle up is enough for a hungry toddler and a cheeky taste for the adult. The recipe card you take home caters for two adults and a toddler unless otherwise stated.

WHEN WILL YOU BE OPENING UP TO SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN, MY SON/DAUGHTER WANTS TO BE A CHEF!

The aim is to start summer school classes at the beginning of August that will then continue after school come September...but these ideas are all in the pipe line at the moment.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHEN YOU'RE OPENING UP YOUR CLASSES TO OTHER AGES OR DAYS?

Please sign up to our mailing list, we won't badger you (we're too busy cooking and eating to be honest!) but we will update you with new classes and other exciting news for adults too!

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