Current Opportunities

Childcare Centre Cook

Apply now Job no: 497150
Work type: Part Time
Location: Regional QLD
Categories: Education & Training

Share your skills in cooking Healthy Food at our Rainbow Kids Stanthorpe centre!


About our Centre 

Welcome to Rainbow Kids! Our vibrant and creative 61-place centre is run by a wonderful and highly dedicated team of early childhood professionals - and they are ready to give you a warm welcome! Stanthorpe is an incredible community, and we connect with local businesses, events, charities, schools and services to enrich the early education of the children in our care. We're dedicated to helping our children reach their full potential through the Lifelong Learning approach, which is based on play-based learning incorporating the best of early childhood theorists including Montessori and Reggio Emilia. We are also well-supported by a dedicated Quality Team helping us meet the NQS. Find out more about our centre - just Google our centre name to find our website and Facebook page!


The role

  • You would be experienced in preparing bulk meals, online ordering, stock management and budget control within an early childhood setting.
  • Evaluate the nutritional content of menus for children of all ages and requirements including allergies, & specific dietary needs whilst complying with relevant food safety and hygiene regulations and standards. 
  • Utilise the amazing feed Australia program – a free program enabling cooks to plan, budget and access healthy menus to enable children’s growth and development while in child care.
  • Access a national network of centre cooks who regularly share recipes, questions, ideas and tips led by Kelly Richardson, the Gourmet Nutritionist, and devoted centre cooks.
  • Participate in the early educational opportunities of teaching children about healthy food by sharing in lessons and family events.


You already have

  • Current Food Safety and Handlers (Health and Community) Certificate or willingness to obtain one
  • Experience in an early childhood setting (desirable, but not essential)
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery / equivalent (desirable, but not essential)
  • A current paid Blue Card or willingness to obtain one
  • Reliable transport to and from our centre
  • Current first aid certificate (including asthma and anaphylactic training) and resuscitation certificate


Your reward

  • A permanent part-time role (approx. 20 hours per week) working for Australia’s fastest-growing child care group
  • Access to healthy food recipes, advice and tips from other centre cooks and reward and recognition for the contribution you make to the centre environment
  • Access to discounts on a variety of products and services
  • Access to a national network of colleagues, training and future job opportunities at more than 160 child care centres owned by the same company
  • Big smiles on the children’s faces!


Why work for Affinity?

At Affinity, we proudly do things differently. Our mission is to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential. It isn’t just about what we do for children, it’s about what we do for our team, too.

Every day, at more than 160 child care centres around Australia, we support quality, teamwork, training opportunities and a culture of recognition and reward. Affinity allows our people to shine – so we can deliver the best in early education.

Feel positive. Feel proud. Make new friends. Laugh. Go home smiling.


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