Address: Bubbles Nursery
Wilmott Place
CT13 0QB

Job Description (and a brief statement about why your setting is such a great place to work): To provide well balanced and nutritious lunches for the children, following all food safety regulations.

Main Duties:

To cook lunch for the children on a daily basis
Follow a set menu to provide a nutritious well balanced weekly menu taking into account all dietary needs
To be responsible for carrying out and recording all health and safety checks in the kitchen including fridge, freezer and food temperatures.
Clean the kitchen following the agreed schedule
To following all health and safety and environmental health regulations reporting to the manager any necessary action required
Ensure the kitchen and equipment are clean and safe and standards of hygiene are high
Complete the weekly shopping list
To keep accurate records using the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ Pack
Attend identified training
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager
To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with.
Promoting the Company

All Employees within Alpha Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect twelve hours per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours.

The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Cephas Care Ltd, and the people who live and work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you.

This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary.


Effective communication skills
Ability and commitment to work as part of a team
Reliability and motivation
Able to take responsibility
Ability to do relevant health and safety checks and keep up to date records.

Experience of working to Health and Safety regulations
Experience of working to COSHH regulations
Experience of providing healthy, well balanced nutritious meals
Some previous cooking experience in a commercial kitchen
Emotional awareness

Aware of the range of emotions in self and others
Shows concern for others
Listens to and understands other people’s feelings
Encourages others to express themselves openly
Is sensitive and tries to tackle the cause of a problem
Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive
In highly stressful situation, can keep own feelings in check, take constructive action and calm others down
Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
Shows respect for others feelings, views and circumstances
Working within professional boundaries

Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
Understands the principle of confidentiality
Shows professional curiosity

Has a balanced understanding of self and others
Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses
Can work flexibly
Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children
Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances
Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
Is up to date with eh law and current events
Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’
Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children
*Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*

Hours: Part Time

Hours Details: 16 hours

Desired Qualifications: A Level two qualification in Food Safety
To have knowledge and understanding of environmental health regulations
A knowledge and understanding of health and safety
A knowledge and understanding of infection control.
A knowledge and understanding of healthy eating
To have an awareness of nutritional needs of young children.

Salary: Hourly

Amount £: tbc

Contact Details: Please contact Karen Smalley
07788 203860

Closing Date: 31/10/2019