Childcare Kitchen Hand

Job Description

Childcare Kitchen Hand | Kawana

Journey Early Learning is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate, and experienced Kitchen Hand to plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for all children at Journey Early Learning | Kawana 

Who are we?

At Journey Early Learning, we aim to create a safe, secure, homely environment where everyone feels welcome. Our future is one filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we’ve developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging.

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community.

What do we offer?

Our people are at the heart of our success and in shaping our children’s future. We recognise and celebrate that each member of our community brings the best version of themselves to work every day. In return, we provide opportunities to grow, be inspired, empowered, and truly love where you work.

Joining our community provides you access to the below benefits:

  • 80% off Childcare Discounts
  • Financial Support with your Food Supervisor and Safe Food Handling Certificates
  • Anniversary Gifts to recognise you
  • Paid Birthday Leave
  • Access to visible leaders and founders
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities to participate in targeted professional learning
  • Emerging leadership opportunities for growth and career development
  • Immediate access to our learning portal, Journey Academy
  • High-quality resources and environments
  • Core values that we live and breathe


What’s the role?

This is a permanent part-time opportunity, located in Kawana. 
Ideally across 5 days with working hours between 25 to 37.5 hours per week. 

As our new Childcare Kitchen Hand, it is your role to plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals that consists of all meals and snacks, in support of our Centre Cook. Working set hours across Monday to Friday, you will prepare menus, accommodating the dietary requirements and allergies of all children at the centre.

We are genuinely committed to investing in our people. We will offer you the tools, training and support needed in your new role.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Bringing the Journey Values of connection, communication and consideration to life and reflect this in everyday practice.
  • Ability to adhere to Journey’s child safe policy and code of conduct
  • Ensuring that food provisions are purchased in accordance with the menu and budget requirements.
  • Ensuring that the presentation of meals is appetising and appealing to all children
  • Carrying out health, hygiene, and safety procedures according to Child Care Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Legislations, Duty of Care and the Centre policy and procedure documents.
  • Consulting families regarding the nutritional requirements for their children.
  • Regulating temperatures of all kitchen equipment (ovens, grills, fridges etc)
  • Storing food in temperature-controlled facilities and managing the record keeping of these.
  • Preparing food to meet special dietary requirements
  • Lead and mentor other kitchen staff

Who are you?

You are creative and adventurous in the kitchen with a strong passion for nutrition, sustainability and incorporating your kitchen into the rooms. You will work as part of the centre team, building strong relationships with educators, children, and families.

Key skills and requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing healthy, nutritious meals for children of all ages
  • Current Asthma, Anaphylaxis and First Aid Certificates

So, if this opportunity resonates with you and you believe you can contribute to the team’s success in this role – apply now!

Join us at Journey Early Learning…where it all begins. 

Journey Early Learning promotes the safety, well-being, and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability, from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We are committed to all children's safety, participation, and empowerment.