Cook - Childcare Centre - Aveley

Nido Early School

Exciting opportunity to use your Cooking skills to provide healthy and nutritious meals in a brand new premium childcare service.

  • Brand new kitchen - set up your own working space!
  • Part-time position
  • Supportive team environment
At Nido we have taken culinary inspiration for our child care menu from the Italians (just as we have with the Reggio Emilia style of education) and our ‘Cucinas’ are inspired places where we create tasty and nutritious food fresh each day, to nurture your child’s development and meet all their important daily dietary requirements.

We aim to instill in all children the importance of maintaining a lifelong respect for food with a particular focus on sustainability. It is important children understand where food comes from and each school uses fresh produce from their own vegetable gardens wherever possible.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cook to join our brand new service in Aveley. Reporting to the Executive Service Manager, your role as the Centre Cook will involve providing healthy and nutritious meals to the children in our care. This is a fast-paced and busy role.
  • Prepare and provide nutritionally balanced and appropriate meals for all children, taking into consideration their individual dietary requirements and allergies
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines are adhered to in the kitchen, including food preparation and servicing areas as specified in the National Quality Standards 2.1 and 2.2
  • Manage stock and place weekly food orders
  • Interact and engage with all children, building meaningful relationships. 
Essential Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience in a commercial kitchen preparing food for a large number of people/children
  • Sound experience and up to date knowledge of food regulations and record keeping
  • A current Working With Child Check 
  • A Food Safety Certificate or Commercial Kitchen Certificate 
  • Certificate 3 or Diploma in Children Services will be highly regarded
  • The opportunity to be a part of a new team
  • Career development opportunities
  • Above award rates of pay 
  • Premium facilities and equipment
This is part time position Monday to Friday, working 25 hours per week. 

If you see yourself thriving in this position, please click APPLY now with your resume and a brief cover letter.