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Centre Cook

Date: 19-Mar-2019

Location: TATTON, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW, AU, 2650

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Centre Cook – Tatton 


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 Tatton to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the centre.


Our Centre


Our service provides high quality care and education for children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years, across all five rooms. Our team of long standing dedicated educators have over 150 combined years of early childhood experience.

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.

Our Centre Cook provides healthy and nutritional meals for all children, catering for all dietary requirements.


We are a 76 place centre and we are open 7.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday


Your Role


  • Experience required
  • Working with Children Check Paid clearance (NSW) (Essential or willing to obtain)
  • Food Safety handling certificate (Essential)
  • Certificate III or higher in Commercial Cookery (Desirable, but not essential)
  • Part time 25 hours per week
  • Roster 8.45am-1.45pm Monday to Friday




  • 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: TATTON, WAGGA WAGGA || NSW || Australia (AU) || NSW & ACT - Region 20 || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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