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Centre Cook

Date: 13-Mar-2019

Location: LEETON, NSW, AU, 2705

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Centre Cook – Leeton


Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.


We’re looking for a talented centre cook to join the team at Goodstart Prospect Vale, to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the centre.


Our Centre


Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Leeton is located in a residential area close to schools, major sporting amenities, parks and shops.

We have 4 large rooms in our centre – from Nursery to Preschool – and throughout the centre we have age-appropriate spaces. We are fully accredited and rated as Exceeding under the National Quality Standard.

Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with a rock and tyre mound, sandpit with rock seating, dirt pit, outdoor kitchen, vegetable gardens, water tank and lots of shade. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
Our centre has a rotational menu which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack. These menus meet the dietary requirements, are seasonal and suitable for children under the age of five. We cater for many children with allergies and special dietary requirements.


Your role

  • Experience required
  • Current paid Working with Children Check (NSW) (Or willing to obtain)
  • Food safety handling certificate
  • Part Time 25 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday 8.30am-1.30pm




  • Support the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Prepare meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Order food supplies in consultation with centre director
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Work as part of a team to create a safe, caring and educational place for children


The Benefits


  • Competitive award wages
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Child care discounts
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Professional development
  • Career pathways and opportunities


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 is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and expect all our employees to reflect this commitment. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!


To apply for the role please ‘Apply Now’ #gsICS

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

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