Adults should always supervise cooking and carry out any steps using sharp knives. Start children off with simple tasks and always closely monitor them when cutting, chopping or grating. They should only use small serrated knives. When grating, make sure they stop well before they reach the end of the ingredient.
Never allow children to take things in and out of the oven. Adults should demonstrate safe practice by using oven gloves.
Kids should wash their hands before and after cooking, and in between tasks, especially if handling raw food, particularly eggs, meat and fish.