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Centre Cook

Date: 12-May-2021

Location: ALBURY, NSW, AU, 2640

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Centre Cook

Goodstart Albury – Banff Avenue


Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people, and caring for over 71,000 children.


About Our Centre:

  • Goodstart Albury – Banff Avenue are a 78 Licenced Service and is located in a quiet street close to the business centre of Albury. Operating hours are from 6.30am – 6.00pm
  • The services philosophy centres on sustainability and the environment, as reflected in our regular excursions to the natural environment such as weekly bushwalks
  • The centre has been transformed from two old houses, creating three main rooms. Our unique, age-based playgrounds include sandpits, flower and veggie gardens and a mud kitchen


About you/The role:

  • Permanent part-time role opportunity working 25 hrs per week, commencing immediately
  • Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate/Commercial Cookery certificate
  • Passionate about supporting the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Strong knowledge about preparing meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Menu planning – implement the menu on a weekly basis and experience catering for special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Meal provision – order food supplies and prepare relevant meals and snacks
  • Food safety – adhere to food and nutrition policies
  • Health and safety – adhere to health and safety policies
  • Ideally wish to work towards - weekly cooking lessons involving the children, implementing some gardening – paddock to plate type conversations.
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of the team
  • Strong communication skills, reliable and punctual
  • Continue to uphold the centres strong community engagement, and great relationships with their families and children
  • Ability to ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks


The Benefits:

  • Friendly and support team with large national head office support
  • We pay highly competitive salaries above the national award rates
  • Career opportunities and paid learning and development – curriculum workshops
  • Employee benefits that range from childcare discounts, discounted travel, insurance, and technology
  • Purchased additional annual leave


If you hold a Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate, and have experience cooking meals within a child care centre or similar environment, then we’d love to meet you!


Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.


To apply, please click “Apply Now” to complete the Goodstart Inspiring Careers process.


Candidates will be reviewed and invited to interview as applications are received and we may remove this advertisement as soon as suitable individuals have been sourced.


Posting Notes: ALBURY || NSW || Australia (AU) || NSW & ACT - Region 20 || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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