Nursery Chef – Harrow Road Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • W2 5JT
  • Harrow Road Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,443.24 to £23,004.84 per annum
  • Qualification: Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Location: 34 Senior Street
    W2 5JT
  • Bus Routes: 36, 18

Job Description

Our Harrow Road Nursery has recently relocated to a new purpose-built luxury portacabin close to Royal Oak station. The nursery is airy, bright and also benefits from having a small garden on-site where the children love to play and explore. The local area is surrounded by urban housing and diverse, multi-lingual families. The staff in this nursery work closely with their communities to ensure that children are confident in their environments.

We are looking for an energetic and passionate Chef to join our team on a full-time contract. As a nursery chef, you will be responsible for planning and making meals and snacks suitable for the young children in our care and teaching them what healthy eating looks like. You will also be responsible for ordering supplies and ensuring that the kitchen is maintained to a high standard. The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently as well as in a team and be experienced in catering to specific allergens and dietary requirements.

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 in preparing/cooking food in a childcare setting is highly desirable

Working at Harrow Road Nursery and Pre-School

  • 1 Baby, 1 Toddler & 1 Pre-school room
  • 48 place setting
  • Spacious rooms across one floor that leads out onto both gardens
  • 0-5 Years
  • Purpose built building close to amenities
  • Multi-generational activities
  • Opens 8am-6pm

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good


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
• £750 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: 34 Senior Street
W2 5JT

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Nursery Chef – Harrow Road Nursery & Pre-School