Nursery Chef- Leys

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  • Full Time
  • RM10 9XW
  • Leys Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 Hours - 8-5pm

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Job Details

  • Job Posted: 6 days ago
  • Hours: 40 Hours - 8-5pm
  • Salary: £22,443.24- £23,004.84
  • Qualification: Food Hygiene level 2
  • Location: 215 Wellington Drive
    RM10 9XW
  • Bus Routes: 103, 145

Job Description

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis we are still recruiting for staff in our nurseries. We are only able to conduct telephone interviews at this point in time as we need to follow the Government’s guidelines on social distancing.

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is keen to hear from you and the Recruitment Team will be reviewing all applications. We will then be offering telephone interviews to successful candidates. We can then advise you on the next stage in the recruitment process. Please keep applying.

We are looking for a Nursery Chef for our Leys Nursery. The successful Chef will be responsible for providing healthy and tasty meals for our young children. We are looking for a Chef with a passion for planning and preparing nutritionally well balanced meals, whilst following the LEYF ‘Healthy Eating’ and ‘Allergy’ Policy. Our new Chef will be undertaking general housekeeping duties for the nursery and assist the team in maintaining a safe environment for our children.


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 Leys Nursery and Pre-School

  • The Nursery consists of a baby, toddler and preschool room
  • Total capacity of Nursery: 49
  • Opening times: 8am – 6pm
  • Safe and varied outdoor garden

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 increase 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: 215 Wellington Drive
RM10 9XW

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