Nursery Cook

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Alwoodley (LS17)


20 hours per week (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm)


Qualifications, Experience and Training • A Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene (or equivalent) • Experience of catering for a large group of people General and Specific Knowledge • An understanding of children’s dietary requirements and the ability to transfer this into the running of the kitchen. • Awareness of Health and Safety within their job role, proven ability to maintain a high standard of health and safety at all times and a commitment to ensure others are doing so. • A thorough understanding of Food Hygiene requirements and their implications in a day care setting. • A knowledge of stock control good practice.

Successful Candidates Will Have

  • • Ability to time manage effectively.
  • • Ability to prepare good quality meals, with basic, healthy ingredients.
  • • Ability to control the kitchen environment and ensure all who use it adheres to Health and Safety and Environmental Health regulations.
  • • Ability to record and pass on information accurately, effectively and concisely between management and staff.
  • • Ability to accept instructions and commitment to personal development.
  • • Ability to co-operate with others both formally and informally and to work as a team member.
  • • Commitment to delivering a high quality provision and accepting responsibility for their part in this.


Little People Nursery Alwoodley are looking to recruit a Nursey cook .

The Nursery cook prepares a healthy 2 course meals for lunchtime for up to 70 children daily, in addition the children eat breakfast and afternoon tea, which is planned for and stocked by the cook. You would be responsible for stock control and cleanliness of our 5* nursery kitchen.

We are looking for a candidate who is able to run the Nursery Kitchen to a high standard, providing the children with a balance diet, cooked and prepared to a high standard, and ensuring a high level of hygiene is adhered to at all times.

We take the safety of our children very seriously and you will be asked to provide us with detailed referencing, identification which includes Police checks