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Centre Cook

Date: 16-Jun-2021

Location: WEST RYDE, SYDNEY, NSW, AU, 2114

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Centre Cook – West Ryde


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’re looking for a talented centre cook to join the team to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the centre.

Goodstart Early Learning West Ryde - Winbourne Street is set in a local heritage building and provides a boutique care environment for children.

Their relationship with the local primary school (Ermington Public School) allows for the children to thrive and gain the independence required for the transition to school.

34 place centre, catering for the early learning age groups of 6 weeks to 5 years. The centre is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday


Your Role/Responsibilities:

  • Hold a Food Handling/Commercial Cookery certificate
  • Permanent part-time role, 25 hours per week, flexible to discuss hours ideally around 8.00am to 1.00pm
  • 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
  • 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 



The Benefits:

  • Friendly environment with a passionate team, and large National head office support
  • We pay highly competitive salaries above the National award rates
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Employee benefits that range from childcare discounts, discounted travel, insurance, and technology
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Uniform allowance
  • 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 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.


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


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