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Centre Cook - Goodstart Woodend

Perm Part Time 25 hours per week


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 are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children.


As the sole cook for the service, you will be tasked with the critical job of providing the children at our service with healthy and nutritious meals. You will be required to provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old


About our Centre:

  • 60 place centre, custom built facility
  • Close to train station 800 mts, perfect for public transport commuters
  • Excellent work life balance, no late nights or weekend work or public holidays!
  • 25 hours per week, 5 days a week either 8:30-1:30 OR 9:00-2pm
  • Additional hours available if a qualified Educator  
  • Structured processes and procedures in place to set you up for success


The Benefits: 

  • Friendly and supportive team with large national head office support 
  • Additional 2 days (pro rata for part time) Wellbeing days
  • Paid parental leave up to 4 weeks – rising to 6 week in 2023
  • Employee benefits that range from childcare discounts, discounted travel, health insurance, gym offers, and technology discounts (APPLE & DELL)
  • Purchased additional annual leave - up to four weeks additional leave each year giving you more time for family and fun
  • Influence and excite children with healthy nutritious meals


About You:

  • Support the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Prepare meals to meet the needs of special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Exceptional knowledge of safety and wellbeing within a kitchen
  • Order food supplies in consultation with the Centre Director & budgets
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Be able to hold a valid Victorian Working with Children's Check
  • Available to work hours between 8am – 3.30pm


If you hold a Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate, OR a Certificate in Cookery 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. #gscook

Posting Notes: WOODEND || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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