Little Pumpkins Nurseries | Nursery jobs South East London

Nursery Cook

Job Description and Application

Publish Date: 14/03/22
Job Location: Croydon Area
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time

Job Description:

Purpose of Post

  1. To be responsible for the management of the nursery kitchen 
  2. To organise, cook and prepare healthy balanced meals for children aged 3 months to 5 years in accordance with the nursery menus, food policies and individual dietary requirements
  3. To give support to other personnel working in the Kitchen and be a good role model to the children.

Responsible to:

Nursery Manager /Officer in charge

Main Duties

  • Planning and preparation of food to provide meals in accordance with Little Pumpkins  menus and food policies 
  • Catering for all individual dietary requirements in line with parental guidance
  • Maintaining the highest standards of Health and Safety apply to children,  colleagues, parents and visitors, maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Ensure hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is of the highest standard in accordance with Environmental Health requirements and legislation
  • Maintain necessary kitchen procedures and records in accordance with Little Pumpkins Nursery and Environmental Health policies and processes
  • To undertake future and refresher training as appropriate
  • Responsible for control, storage and rotation of kitchen stock
  • Order food on line with Little Pumpkins Nursery policies and within specified budget
  • To contribute to the team effort of the nursery and to attend staff meetings and social events as and when required
  • Liaise with the nursery Manager on the ordering of necessary kitchen Equipment
  • To undertake any other reasonable catering duties as requested by the nursery Manager
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job 

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Proprietor/ Nursery Manager in accordance with the nursery’s business plan/objectives 
  • Support the nursery in fundraising, marketing & advertising through general administrative tasks. 
  • Ensure when on leave staff are able to follow the nursery's daily kitchen routine 
  • To use own initiative at all times.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Food and Hygiene Level 2 
  • NVQ in Catering 

Skills and Abilities 

Essential Criteria 

  • To communicate effectively through written and verbal communication 
  • Respect all cultures of colleagues, children and families
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and a positive attitude 
  • Manage own time
  • Control food budget
  • Order the shopping
  • Attention to detail
  • The liking for children/babies and the ability to relate to them in a sensitive manner


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Little Pumpkins Nursery is a group of privately owned nurseries across South East London. We offer full and part-time placements for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Children are accommodated in a bright homely day care centre by our caring experienced staff, creating a happy spacious environment to meet the needs and challenges of developing children.

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