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Nursery Chef/Cook

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Grosvenor Nursery School

Grosvenor Nursery School & Day Care Centre

Nursery Chef/Cook


Required from:   As soon as possible

Total hours per week:  25 hours, all year round 8.00am - 1.00pm

Grade: C £15,617

We are seeking to recruit a self-motivated, qualified nursery chef/cook to join our friendly, passionate and professional team to provide a freshly cooked lunch, prepare our afternoon teas and help out with the laundry.

Principle Responsibilities:

To prepare meals for children attending the nursery school & day care centre.  To manage & maintain the kitchen to the highest standards possible as outlined in the policies, procedure and financial targets of the nursery school & day care.  To be responsible for stock & food orders.  To ensure that children are offered healthy food choices.  To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and food hygiene.  Take responsibility to make sure all dietary requirements are catered for and clearly
communicated to teams.  To be responsible and lead on any inspections relating to the kitchen area E.g. Environmental Health.

Directly responsible to: Day Care Manager/Headteacher

You need to: 

·        Have at least 2 year’s experience

·        Have a child friendly approach

·        Ensure that all foods are ready at the specified time and correctly served. 

·        Experience in catering for children with a wide variety of different dietary needs

  • Experience in meal preparation , cooking and presentation
  • Experience in planning menus, ordering food and stock control
  • You will be expected to cooperate with the Food Standards Agency should they be conducting an inspection and to ensure that all documentation including cleaning schedules are completed on time and retain a rating of 5

You must have:

·        A good sense of humour

  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Understanding of COSHH regulation

·        A current Food Hygiene certificate

The candidate will be required to have a flexible approach to working as on some occasions will have to work Saturdays when the school and day care have fund raising events.

The successful candidates will join a dedicated and highly motivated management team and will be expected to maintain and develop our high standards of care and learning.

CV’s are not accepted, please fill in our application form and show how you meet the criteria.

Application Packs are available from the day care: Tele: 01204 337343 option 4 or E-mail

Please return all applications

FAO.  Marie Johnston                    

References will be sort prior to the interview

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and it expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Lord Street, Kearsley, Bolton.  BL4 8AR


 Application Guidance letter.doc

Application Form.docx

Documents required for DBS.doc

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Job Description & Person Specification.doc

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