Childcare Cook/Chef

We have a strong commitment to the provision of nutritious, fresh, healthy meals for the children in our service. We encourage our cooking staff to get creative in the kitchen and are open to a range of variety of foods and new tastes for our children. We are looking for someone with a can do attitude who is outgoing and able to engage in conversation with children, families and educators as well as having an open outlook on trying new things whilst in consultation with families and educators.

About the role
The successful candidate will  plan, prepare and cook fresh meals for 57 children daily.

Monday to Friday – varying between 2-5 days
Hours – 8am – 1.00pm

  • Preparing fresh meals at the centre each day
  • Participating in weekly menu planning
  • Catering for and preparing separate meals for children with allergies and additional needs
  • Weekly ordering of ingredients, following up of items that are missing
  • End of shift cleaning and sanitising throughout the Kitchen
  • Liaising with the director, talking about and taking on feedback and guidance about menu plans and preparation of meals
  • Answering phone calls

A successful applicant will possess the following skills & experience:

  • Certificate in Food Handling
  • Certificate in Menu Planning
  • Experience cooking meals for large groups of children in the childcare setting
  • Permanent Resident/ Australian Citizen

Amplify! Blog

By Deborah Hoger 21 Jan, 2022

How incorporating Indigenous place names can strengthen community connections and promote reconciliation

Towards the end of 2021, it was announcd that the world's largest sand island is returning to its First Nations name; Fraser Island will now be known as K'gari. The local Butchulla people and indeed many Australians across the country celebrated this significant name-change, which sees Fraser Island renamed to a word meaning ‘paradise’ in the Butchulla language. Local people had been campaigning for this name change for many years.

Regular CELA writer and Indigenous early education resource specialist Deborah Hoger shares why using Indigenous place names can help reconciliation and healing, and how you can initiate this in an ECEC setting. 

Meet us!

CELA Facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educator's practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

Guild Insurance

CELA’s insurer of choice. Protecting Australian businesses and individuals with tailored insurance products and caring personal service.