Nursery Cook

Sidcup, Kent
11 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Michelle Brockwell
Kitchen Staff
Full Time
Contract Type

Nursery Cook

We are looking for a Nursery Cook for our new setting opening in Sidcup.

The Nursery is part of a small, family run group of day nurseries with a dedicated, fun and dynamic team supporting you, with plenty of opportunities to build your career in childcare.

Benefits include:

  • Perkbox subscription which includes free mobile phone insurance, free Coffee each month from Café Nero, discounts on restaurants, cinema tickets, free training Bonuses for 100% attendance
  • Extra Annual Leave for long service
  • Funded social events
  • Parents Evening, Staff Meetings paid for at your normal hourly rate
  • Discounts at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre
  • Free Annual family tickets for ice skating
  • Generous childcare discounts
  • Eye Test
  • Off street parking

Main duties & tasks:

  • Cooking and preparing healthy and nutritious food in accordance with Grace’s Day Nursery menus.
  • Consult with the Nursery Manager and Grace’ kitchen team regarding weekly menus.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies of food are stored in appropriate conditions.
  • To order weekly supply lists.
  • To be responsible for keeping the kitchen and all equipment clean and tidy.
  • To observe high standards of food hygiene during the preparation, cooking and serving of all food.
  • To be responsible for cleaning and defrosting fridge and freezers as necessary.
  • To participate in cooking activities with the children in agreement with Lead Practitioners.
  • To ensure that all safeguarding procedures are implemented at all times and carried out effectively with support.
  • To attend internal and external training as requested.
  • To be responsible for own professional development.
  • To attend monthly team meetings/training out of nursery hours as requested.
  • To liaise with external professionals, for example environmental health, where necessary.
  • To work as part of a team and support colleagues.
  • To liaise with your Line Manager
  • To undertake other reasonable duties as required by your Line Manager.

Main responsibilities

  • To provide healthy and nutritious food for all children in accordance with the Food Trust guidance and in a way that supports the beliefs of Grace’s Day Nursery.
  • To work in partnership with parents.
  • To ensure the well -being of every child in Grace’s Day Nursery.
  • To follow all policies and procedures of Grace’s Day Nursery.
  • To work effectively as part of a team in a way that is consistent with the business values.
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • To support the implementation of Grace’s Day Nursery competency standards

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