Child Care Cook

Young Minds Academy is look for a permanent part - time cook to join our team. 

We require someone who is passionate about nutrition and has an understanding of safe food handling practise. 

What we offer?

  • Flexible work hours - The role is part time hours Monday to Friday.
  • Above award pay
  • Reduced gap incentives if you have children in childcare 


What are your Key Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation, early childhood regulations and all policies, procedures and work guidelines issued by Young Minds Academy.
  • Maintain the health and safety of themselves and others at all times.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of special dietary requirements relating to allergies, intolerance, and medical conditions.
  • Prepare and cook nutritious meals that are culturally appropriate for children 0-6 years.
  • Prepare meals and snacks in a timely manner that fits the Service’s routines.
  • Respect and adhere to Cultural and religious differences
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding regarding food handling and cross-contamination risks when preparing food for allergies and intolerances.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the nutritional standards set by the Australian Food and Beverage classification system.
  • Ensure that all food is stored in compliance with Health Regulations.
  • Operate mixers, ovens, choppers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, steam kettles, fry kettles, and other food equipment.
  • Co-ordinate the purchasing of food and supplies with the Nominated Supervisor.
  • Collect produce when required from local suppliers
  • Be aware of, and assist in the management of the food budget including the choices of food and use of purchases.
  • To keep records of receipts, packing slips and order forms.
  • Source quality and seasonal (where possible) stock that is of nutritional value for our children.

Qualifications for this role

Hold a certificate showing they have successfully completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) units of competency through a registered training organisation, in: menu planning, nutrition and safe food handling. (Provided the menu-planning unit of competency or nutrition unit of competency is from level AQF 3 or higher from hospitality, commercial cookery, childcare, or health course.)

Stand alone courses, which meet the requirements:

  • SIT30812 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (AQF 3)
  • SIT30807 Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)(AQF 3)


Food safety supervisor (Level 1) course including:

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
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About Young Minds Academy

Established in 2019, Young Minds Academy saw the need to bridge the gap between home and kindergarten by providing a quality childcare service that centred around the needs of the local community.

This commitment to providing quality education and dedication to early learning has seen successfully operate Young Minds Academy - Little Mounties and Young Minds Academy - Mount Pritchard.

Our educators work as a team along with management to ensure an excellent experience for children and their families.  

Young Minds Academy believes that teaching is a life long vocation and we look for the same values in our educators. 





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