Bank Nursery Chef – Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Part Time
  • SE22 9EP
  • Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School
  • Flexible Days

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • Hours: Flexible Days
  • Salary: £10.20 per hour
  • Qualification: Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Location: 171 - 173 Crystal Palace Road,
    SE22 9EP
  • Bus Routes: 12, 40, 176, 185, 197, P13

Job Description

Are you passionate about providing healthy and tasty meals for young children, but unable to commit to a full-time role?

LEYF understands how busy and challenging life can be during these uncertain times. Whether you are studying, raising a family, or just juggling any of the other many responsibilities of life, joining our Bank team could be the solution!

Our Bank Chefs can enjoy flexible working whilst gaining experience.

Bank staff are highly valued members of the LEYF family and have a huge input in the wellbeing and development of our children. As a Bank Chef you will be planning and preparing nutritionally well-balanced meals following the LEYF ‘Healthy Eating’ and ‘Allergy’ Policy, as well as undertaking general housekeeping duties of the nursery and assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

Our Bank team provides cover in various LEYF nurseries in the local area. We know navigating around London can be difficult, so our Bank team are not expected to travel for over an hour when supporting different locations.

Job Requirements

  • Food Hygiene level 2 or equivalent
  • Good hygiene practices
  • Ability to assess all stages of the food preparation process in accordance with HACCP
  • Knowledge of children’s dietary requirements
  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Work within the budget and keeping neat and accurate records of purchases and money spent
  • Experience of Preparing/cooking food in a childcare setting is highly desirable but not essential

Working at Gumboots Nursery and Pre-School

  • 2 ‘baby’ rooms, 1 ‘2-3’ room, 1 ’preschool’ room
  • 87 place Nursery
  • Opening Times: 8am to 6pm
  • Our purpose-built building has a Baby room with a separate garden. Large outdoor space for the older children to share.
  • Our friendly atmosphere, welcoming team and exceptional reputation makes us a proud and dynamic team.

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Staff Benefits

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:
• Make a difference to the children who need it the most
• Pay and conditions above national average within the early years sector
• 50% off of childcare
• £550 refer a friend bonus
• Up to 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional 3 days over the Christmas period
• Full access to LEYF Academy – minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
• 10% GLL Gym discount
• 7% employer contribution towards pension
• Guaranteed salary increases after probation
• Overtime pay
• Annual travel loan
• Free life assurance
• Access to our work life support services
• Flexible working
• Access to LEYF social events; New Year’s Awards ceremony, Annual Conference and Summer BBQ

Career Progression

At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.

Each person who joins the LEYF family will work with their Manager to create a development plan. If you aspire to become a manager or you want to be the best you can be in your role, LEYF, using our coaching and mentoring approach, coupled with our famous LEYF Academy courses, will support your journey.


Address: 171 - 173 Crystal Palace Road,
SE22 9EP

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Bank Nursery Chef – Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School