Childcare Kitchenhand | Part-Time | Ryde

Montessori Academy is currently recruiting for an experienced Kitchenhand to work in our brand new centre in Shepherd's Bay (Ryde).

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 3:30pm
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Staff discounts on childcare at our Montessori Academy centres
The Role 

This is a great opportunity for experienced kitchenhands who are who are passionate about early childhood education to receive on the job training in fantastic Montessori learning environments.  Our campuses have approachable and supportive Centre Managers, a great team environment, amazing development and training opportunities, and beautiful facilities inside and out! The successful applicant will have a passion for early childhood education, be willing to learn, and a team player.
Key Competencies: 

• Current Working with Children Check
• First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one 
• Food Handler's Certificate
• Be available for shifts between 8:30am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment  
• Strong understanding of the importance of family communications 
• Strong understanding of the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard 
• Understanding of the Montessori Philosophy 
• Commitment to the holistic development of their class 


• Food preparation for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon snack 
• Safe food handling for allergic/anaphylactic children
• Meal plating and service and taking to classrooms
• Kitchen cleaning and dishwashing
• Cleaning of office, staffroom, foyer and other areas if needed
• Cutting of varied meats
• Food safety and hygiene procedures
• Positively promote and market the centre to families and the community
• Be an advocate of the Montessori Method to parents and potential clients
• Respect and support colleagues by developing positive and ethical channels of communication that are based on principles of mutual respect, equity and fairness
• Attend meetings as requested
• Become familiar with Montessori Academy Policies and Procedures

The Company 

Established in 2000, Montessori Academy is Australia's leading and largest provider of Montessori early childhood education for children under the age of six. Our vision is to provide our students with an early learning experience that prepares them, not only for school, but for life. With more than 20 campuses across Sydney, and many more in development, Montessori Academy provides excellent career development options, fantastic training and development programs, and a real opportunity to learn and grow. For us, excellence in education is a journey, and we're with you every step of the way. To find our more see: 
Benefits for the Right Candidate 
• Lucrative salary commensurate with experience 
• Excellent career advancement opportunities 
• Fantastic training and development programs 
• Supportive Management Team with a flat organisational structure 
• Strong focus on work-life-balance 
• Great company culture that is fun, professional, and supportive of all team members

Think you have what it takes to join the Montessori Academy Team? We'd love to hear from you!