Early Years Chef

Bright Horizons

Early Years Chef


Bright Horizons, Hillside, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 2 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 823be88ee75d4c13aec1067669ca760d

Full Job Description

  • Smart Health access, including 24/7 access to Virtual GP appointments, fitness programmes and mental health support

  • Huge variety of discounts across high street brands, utilities, and days out

  • Financial support through early access to wages, low interest debt consolidation loans and more

  • Refer a Friend Bonus, including New York Trip for 2 prize draw entry

  • Access to a wide selection of training programmes, supporting your individual career path, with career development opportunities across our network of nurseries

  • Employee Appreciation through our quarterly recognition weeks and annual Awards of Excellence gala's

  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working

  • Subject to availability

  • Why Bright Horizons?

    We care for over 25,000 children across the UK, across our portfolio of over 300 nurseries, 98% of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Care Inspectorate . We've been voted Great Place to Work for the last 17 consecutive years, as well achieving Great Place for Wellbeing and Great Place for Women.

    Since 2005, we have supported the lives of thousands of children through our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, supporting families and children in crisis - something we could not achieve without our Bright Horizons colleagues ongoing volunteering and fundraising.

    What you'll be doing
  • Prepare, cook, and present age-appropriate food for all the children on a daily basis, with minimum wastage

  • Take responsibility to make sure all dietary requirements are catered for and clearly communicated to the teams

  • Keep the kitchen a clean and safe environment, adhering to internal and external requirements

  • Have an active role in leading the cookery club sessions with the children

  • Support with other nursery activities e.g., BBQs, Fetes, and staff meetings

  • Ensure stock levels are suitably managed and recorded, in line with company procedure

  • Work in partnership with the nursery team and parents, to encourage a healthy and nutritious diet

  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding procedures and policies are followed at all times

  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment on a day to day basis

    We are looking for a Full time Nursery Chef, to join our Bright Horizons Annandale St Nursery, experience of working in a nursery or care home would be beneficial., Previous experience within a role which involves cooking in a domestic or commercial property, preferably in a nursery or care home.

  • Passion for nutrition, and inspiring

  • Food Safety CIEH L2 or above (or equivalent) - this must be passed on day 1 in post

  • Sound knowledge of COSHH

  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of managing different dietary requirements, particularly food allergies

  • Great communication skills, with both colleagues, children, and parents

  • Ability to work under pressure