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Role:   Centre Cook

Location:  Morningside

Centre:  Goodstart Early Learning, 88 Junction Road, Morningside

Employment Type:  Part-Time Permanent / 15 hours per week


Are you a Cook who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of children? Do you want to work for an organisation that offers genuine career opportunities to help you succeed?


Goodstart Morningside - Junction Road (entrance via Algoori Street) is a double centre which caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our three well equipped playgrounds include many and varied experiences for the children. We offer flexible session times to assist families with utilising their CCS efficiently.
Our experienced and qualified staff are professional and committed to providing the highest quality child care in a "home away from home" environment that is warm, loving and nurturing. Our programs focus on learning through play and incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework.


We’re Goodstart

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people!


From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.


Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.


We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  


Your Impact  


This role is 3 hours per day, 5 days per week and is perfect for someone who is looking to only work a few hours per day, a student who is wanting to earn some money while studying or someone who has finished Year 12 and is still contemplating what they want to do with their life and this role is stress free!


As the Centre Cook at Goodstart Morningside - Junction Road, your responsibilities include putting pre-prepared food into the bain-marie, serving all the children their meals at the appropriate times and general cleaning after the food has been served.  Ideally you will hold exceptional knowledge of food safety and hygienic preparation of food and drinks but this is not essential.


You’ll help achieve this by  


  • Valid Working with Children’s Check – Blue card Paid
  • Ideally hold Exceptional knowledge of safety and wellbeing
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Strong communication skills, reliable and punctual
  • Having experience providing meals for children with allergies, cultural and special dietary requirements will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrating great time management skills to work in a fast paced environment


 What Goodstart can offer you  

  • Job security and stability 
  • Professional development and training 
  • Competitive above award rates 
  • Ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Childcare discounts (50%) 


If you have previous experience serving food or can demonstrate organisational skills and you have a willingness to learn and provide high quality and nutritious meals, then we want to meet you! 


How to apply 

  • Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.


We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.


Supporting our people and protecting our children   


We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams made up of Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

 We are committed to child safety. We believe children have the right to be safe, happy and empowered. Our commitment is underpinned by Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.


We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and deeper cultural awareness and understanding of our First Nations people and culture for all.


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