Nursery Chefs – Leytonstone

Part time
East London
Posted 9 months ago

Day Nursery Cook Job description

Key Responsibilities

· To organise, cook and prepare a healthy, balanced diet for children aged 0 to 5 years in accordance with the nursery menus.

· Take into consideration daily those children who have special dietary requirements and prepare a suitable alternative.

· Prepare a suitably balanced rotating menu taking into account dietary and cultural requirements of the children.

· Ensure high standards of hygiene, health and safety is maintained in the kitchen at all times.


· To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen, ensuring compliance with registration and legislative requirements at all times.

· Responsible for the planning and preparation of food to provide meals

· Ensure that all individual dietary requirements are catered for in line with parental guidance.

· Maintain necessary kitchen procedures and records as required by Docklands Day Nursery and Environmental Health policies.

· Liaise with nursery Manager on the ordering of necessary kitchen equipment.

· To undertake any other reasonable catering duties as requested by the Nursery Manager.

· Ensure the kitchen and equipment is kept suitably clean at all times including walls, floors and trolleys to transport food following a cleaning schedule. On a daily basis that all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are washed in accordance with food safety guidelines.

· Ensure that all foods are ready at the specified time and correctly served.

· To implement and maintain the company’s equal opportunities policy ensuring that children, parents and the staff are valued.

· To monitor any safeguarding issues following local authority procedures.

· Ensure the effective and regular removal of waste materials to the designated waste area.

· The ability to use food preparation equipment and ensure the economic use of materials, equipment and energy.

· To have total responsibility of the kitchen, cleaning all of the equipment and appliances, take temperatures of the food, fridge and freezer and record these in the kitchen file.

· To work as a team and help out in the nursery when needed.

· Responsible for control, storage and rotation of kitchen stock.

· The ability to order correct amounts of food and control kitchen stock.

· To contribute to the team effort of the nursery and to attend staff meetings and social events as and when required.

· Commitment to undertaking appropriate training and continued professional development.
· To undertake future and refresher training as appropriate.

· To ensure that the highest standards of health and safety apply to both children, staff, parents and visitor, maintaining a safe and secure environment.

· Ensure that hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is of the highest standard in accordance with Environmental Health requirements and legislation.

· Maintain an awareness of food allergies keeping an up to date log of all children in the nursery, working with the staff team during new admissions.

· Update your knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues including COSHH regularly.
· To be responsible for the hygiene and complete all Risk Assessment within the kitchen area.
· Prevent cross contamination of food within the kitchen area.

· Temperatures of high-risk food must be recorded at time of delivery and cooking. All food must be stored and served at the temperatures required by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-Food Safety.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary from: £7.20 /hour

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Job Features

Job CategoryNursery Jobs

Apply Online