01 Aug, 2019

Nursery Cooks

  • Alpha Nurseries Group
  • Ipswich, UK
Part time Kitchen Staff

Job Details

Position: Nursery Cook

Settings: Bluebells IP4 & Kesgrave IP5

Hours of work: 16hours per week, times to be agreed with the manager

Responsible to: Nursery manager

Job Purpose: To provide well balanced and nutritious lunches for the children, following all food safety regulations. Main Duties:

  • To cook lunch for the children on a daily basis
  • Follow a set menu to provide a nutritious well balanced weekly menu taking into account all dietary needs
  • To be responsible for carrying out and recording all health and safety checks in the kitchen including fridge, freezer and food temperatures.
  • Clean the kitchen following the agreed schedule
  • To following all health and safety and environmental health regulations reporting to the manager any necessary action required
  • Ensure the kitchen and equipment are clean and safe and standards of hygiene are high
  • Complete the weekly shopping list
  • To keep accurate records using the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ Pack
  • Attend identified training
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with.

Person Specification


  • A Level two qualification in Food Safety
  • To have knowledge and understanding of environmental health regulations
  • A knowledge and understanding of health and safety
  • A knowledge and understanding of infection control.
  • A knowledge and understanding of healthy eating
  • To have an awareness of nutritional needs of young children.


  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Ability and commitment to work as part of a team
  • Reliability and motivation
  • Able to take responsibility
  • Ability to do relevant health and safety checks and keep up to date records.


  • Experience of working to Health and Safety regulations
  • Experience of working to COSHH regulations
  • Experience of providing healthy, well balanced nutritious meals
  • Some previous cooking experience in a commercial kitchen

*Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*


Nursery Cook / Nursery Chef  

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Setting Type

Private Day Nursery  

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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