LEYF is passionate about making sure our children are as safe, fit, and healthy as possible. Critical to this is ensuring children eat delicious and nutritious food every day, and develop healthy eating habits for life. We know that the nursery chef is critical to this, so we invest heavily in our nursery chefs and they are integral to the nursery team.
Burgess Park Nursery operates during term time, this role will be 15 hours over 5 days, 39 weeks per year.
Planning and preparing nutritionally well-balanced meals for children at the nursery, always following the LEYF policies and procedures including ‘Healthy Eating’ and ‘Allergy’.
Actively participating in LEYF’s pioneering Early Years Chef Academy, a CACHE Level 3 endorsed award. This course costs £1000 for externals but is free for LEYF chefs.
Supporting the nursery’s approach to healthy eating, including running cooking and food-related activities with children, and, after taking part in our Early Years Chef Academy, supporting staff and parents around healthy child nutrition.
Undertaking general housekeeping duties of the nursery and assisting in maintaining a hygienic, safe and healthy environment.
Contributing to the wider LEYF chef community by sharing ideas for menus, recipes, food-related activities with children.
Protecting and promoting the safeguarding and welfare of the children.
Working at Burgess Park Pre-School (2-5 years)
Small vibrant nursery
Strong community focus
Stable and committed team
Age Range: 2-5 years OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
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We know it's our team that makes LEYF great. When you join us as a permanent member of staff, you will enjoy many benefits:
Pay competitive with the sector
50% discount on nursery fees (pro-rata)
7% pension contribution
A minimum of 23 days’ annual leave per year (up to 36 days) including 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 days over Christmas
As well as offering high quality and affordable childcare, at LEYF we pride ourselves on being an exceptional place to pursue a career in childcare. Friendly and supportive, LEYF is a place where everyone works together to offer a first-class education for children and a welcoming environment for their families.