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Centre Cook

Date: 11-Mar-2019


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Centre Cook – Salisbury North


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 Salisbury North to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the service.


Our Centre

  • Goodstart Early Learning Salisbury North is situated in Adelaide's northern suburbs, close to schools and shops as well as community facilities and transport routes.
  • Caters for 90 children, catering to all early learning age groups from 6 weeks to 5 years. The centre is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The centre environment and natural surroundings supports progressive indoor and outdoor programs for children to play, learn and explore. The environment enhances children’s social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical aspects. 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.


Your Role

  • Permanent Part-time with Immediate Start
  • Cooking/Kitchen experience required – Commercial Cookery qualifications desirable. Food Handlers certificate essential
  • 27 hours per week / 5 days
  • Providing morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea



  • 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!


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


To apply for the role please ‘Apply Now’ or to review the role PD please Click Here. #gsICS

For further information please contact Samantha Connor on 08 8139 7111.

Posting Notes: SALISBURY NORTH, ADELAIDE || SA || Australia (AU) || SA & NT - Region 40 || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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