Nursery Chef

Ealing, London (Greater)
£19750 per annum
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Buttons is an 86-place nursery located in a distinctive Edwardian house in a residential area south of the town centre of Hanwell. It opens from 7:30am to 6:00pm and provides plenty of on street parking. The nursery is recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, it has been refurbished to an exceptional standard and boasts a self-contained baby nest, a new preschool garden and spacious rooms filled with Community Playthings resources.

We are now looking for a creative and passionate Nursery Chef to join a growing and dedicated team, working 40 hours per week over Monday-Friday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To organize, cook and prepare a healthy, nutritional and balanced diet for children aged 0 to 5 years in accordance with the nursery menus.
  • To take into consideration daily those children who have special dietary requirements and prepare a suitable alternative.
  • Ensure high standards of hygiene, health and safety is maintained in the kitchen at all times.


  • Relevant catering qualification
  • A positive approach to gaining further qualifications and CPD
  • A level 2 food hygiene certificate

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of catering for children with a variety of dietary needs
  • Experience in meal preparation and cooking
  • Experience of working in partnership with parents
  • An awareness of food allergies and how to eliminate risk
  • Experience of Environmental Health inspections/legal bodies and their requirements within day care on non-domestic premises
  • Understanding and knowledge of Health and Safety including COSHH
  • Experience of complying with the Safer Food, Better Business regulations and a familiarity of associated paperwork
  • Knowledge of meeting children’s needs


  • You will receive an annual holiday entitlement and get the week off between Christmas and New Year on the Company
  • You can take an extra day’s holiday in the month of your birthday, whenever it suits you
  • Receive paid time to attend numerous training and CPD activities
  • Receive a discount on your childcare if your child attends one of our nurseries
  • Get childcare vouchers/tax free childcare
  • Your salary will be reviewed every April
  • Annual Company awards to recognise colleagues with outstanding achievements
  • Regular bonuses to celebrate the team’s success
  • The Company will contribute towards your pension
  • Medicash health plan – investing in your health
  • Unlimited access to Eduko Extras – flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle
  • Payments to recommend friends to work for Eduko