We are looking for a Nursery Chef for our Pembury Nursery to work (8-5pm). Our Chefs are 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.
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
1 large Baby Room and 1 ‘2-5s’ Room
71 place Nursery
Opening Times: 8:00pm -6:00pm
Each room leads into separate garden space with play equipment
Outstanding Nursery with Friendly and caring staff
Good transport links from the city.
Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:
• 50% off of childcare
• 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
• Salary increase after probation
• Overtime pay
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Free life assurance
• Employee Assistance Programme
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.