Chef Assistant – Farrance Road Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Part Time
  • RM6 6EB
  • Farrance Road Nursery and Pre-School (formerly Furze)
  • 25 hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 5 months ago
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Qualification: Unqualified or Above
  • Location: 1a Farrance Road
    Chadwell Heath
    RM6 6EB

Job Description

We are seeking a Chef assistant to join a tight-knit team in our Farrance Road Nursery & Pre-School. Our kitchen assistants will work alongside the nursery chef to help supply the children with healthy and nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.

We are currently looking for an ambitious, hard-working Chef assistant to work from 11.00-16.00pm Monday-Friday

Job Requirements

Food Hygiene Certificate

Good Hygiene practices

Ability to assess all stages of the food preparation process in accordance with HACCP

Children’s dietary requirements (Understand the importance of following the guidelines within the Healthy eating and Allergy policies)

A positive and proactive attitude to work



Working at Farrance Road Nursery and Pre-School (formerly Furze)

Our Barking and Dagenham Nurseries are greatly known for their strong bonds within the Essex community, family feel in the settings and personable memories created for children within the borough

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding

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Staff Benefits

We know it's our team that makes LEYF great. When you join us as a permanent member of staff, you will enjoy many benefits:

• Pay competitive with the sector
• 50% discount on nursery fees (pro-rata)
• 7% pension contribution
• A minimum of 23 days’ annual leave per year (up to 36 days) including 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 days over Christmas
• Sick pay entitlement (after 6 months’ service)

• Paid overtime
• Refer a friend bonus (up to £550)
• Maternity, paternity & shared parental leave entitlement (after 2 years’ service)
• Up to 5 days' special leave entitlement
• Access to LEYF’s training academy and MY LEYF online learning platform - 8 days’ paid training per year
• 10% GLL gym discount
• Tea and coffee
• MY LEYF modules on meditation, mindfulness and mental wellbeing
• Employee Assistance Programme; support and counselling and advice on financial and legal issues
• Eligibility for a hardship fund grant 

• Season pass loan

• Cycle to work scheme
• Discounts on shopping with Employee Purchase Programme
• Invitations to LEYF social events - Summer Conference, BBQ, Christmas Party, Awards.

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.

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Address: 1a Farrance Road
Chadwell Heath

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