Job Description

Bank Nursery Chef


Hours per week

As Required

Point of contact

Recruitment Team


0800 028 4500


Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Colchester is currently seeking a Bank Nursery Chef to join their team in a casual cover capacity.


We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Nursery Cook. You will have overall responsibility for the management and cleanliness of the nursery kitchen. You will organise and prepare healthy, nutritious and tasty meals and snacks for the children attending the nursery and be familiar with and comply with relevant nursery policies ensuring a high standard of food safety management at all times.

Your responsibilities will include –

  • To work in conjunction with the Nursery Manager to plan and implement nutritious and well balanced seasonal menus.
  • Manage food stocks ensuring effective purchase and procurement of food, supplies and sundries.
  • Serve a menu of exciting, well balanced, healthy, freshly prepared meals and snacks with seasonal ingredients.
  • Ensure the Nursery Food Safety Management Systems are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure that the kitchen environment and all equipment is kept clean and well maintained at all times.
  • Take shared responsibility for health and safety throughout the nursery. Be familiar with and comply with the nursery’s risk management, emergency and security procedures and immediately report any safety concerns to the Nursery Manager.
  • Plan and cater for children with special dietary requirements including children with allergies, cultural food preferences and weaning/development needs

The Kiddi Caru Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

As part of the team you will eligible for the following benefits:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Discounted childcare at our nurseries
  • Ongoing professional development, training and promotional opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Uniform provided



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