Centre Cook

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Goodstart Early Learning

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Centre Cook

Job ID: 9379
Job Views: 35
Location: Geraldton
Post Code: 6530
Category: Childcare, Education & Training
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted: 19/03/2024


Goodstart is Australia's largest early learning provider. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.


Role: Centre Cook

Location: WONTHELLA, Western Austarlia

Centre: Goodstart WONTHELLA

Employment Type: Part Time / 25hrs per week

Pay: $24.33ph - $27.58ph


  • Delight little customers with big appetites - provide delicious meals and influence the nutritional outcomes of Australian children
  • Competitive pay - at least 5% above award
  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees

Are you looking for a chance to bring your culinary skills to a place where you'll make a real difference, and be valued for what you do every day?

In this role, you will:

  • Support the health and wellbeing of children through planning and preparing nutritious food
  • Ensure the safety of children by preparing meals to account for special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Use your creativity and organisational skills to plan the menu and order food supplies in consultation with the Centre Director
  • Maintain high standards of food safety by ensuring all storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks is hygienic
  • Work a part time roster of 25 hours per week

About Goodstart Wonthella:

We offer a welcoming environment, and slow paced transitions to ensure everyone is comfortable. We love to involve both children and families in service decisions.

Our centre is open 6:30am to 6:30pm, excluding public holidays and is situated in a quiet suburb of the up and coming popular coastal City of Greater Geraldton.

All our educators are qualified at either Degree, Diploma or Certificate 3 and offer a variety of skills and attributes to support the needs of the centre.

Our rooms are set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with natural, sensory play based learning opportunities.

With 5 rooms the centre offers large open plan learning environments. Purposeful and stimulating learning environments ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning; and we are focused on ensuring the children are ready to take that all important step up to school.

Through our intuitive Storypark platform we are able to provide consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children's developments, milestones and achievements.

Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all set up to enhance the children's awareness of their wider surroundings by providing an extension to their learning environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability.

We also have designated art and construction spaces for the children to actively participate in during the day.

Our talented cook continuously looks for opportunities to deliver a variety of exciting home cooked nutritious meals to cater to all children's individual dietary requirements. Meal times are seen as an opportunity to develop essential skills for life-long learning. Skills such as food preparation, self-serve, laying the table, washing of dishes, as well as the promotion of turn taking and socialisation skills. This is incorporated into our progressive meal times. We offer an early morning breakfast club as well as nutritionally balanced meals of morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.

As we are an inclusive centre, we love to explore a diversity of customs, traditions, festivals and celebrations and incorporate this into the everyday life of our centre.


What Goodstart can offer you:

  • We pay highly competitive wages, at least 5% above the national award rates
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave - increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023
  • Professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Wellbeing focus - our wellbeing program will ensure you get the support you need, when you need it most
  • Additional leave - you'll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work-life balance
  • Retail discounts - you'll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia's largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families

Job Requirements:

You'll need:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or experience cooking within a childcare setting
  • Current W.A Working with Children Check

How to Apply:

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now' and submit your application.

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

Have a question? Contact our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email recruitment@goodstart.org.au


Supporting our people and protecting our children

We're an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We're also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority, and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all our candidates must have or must obtain a valid working with children check.


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