Website Fennies Day Nurseries

full time

Nursery Chef

Key Facts


Nursery Chef


Up to £13.50 per hour





Job Type

Full time

About Us

Fennies opened its first nursery in 1992, with the vision to create a happy, vibrant and innovative learning environment where all children are nurtured to flourish academically, culturally, and socially. We offer an enhanced delivery of the EYFS with a contemporary approach to learning with linguistics lessons, sports coaching, and well-being activities.


Our employees are at the heart of Fennies, practitioners have access to continuous internal training an extensive well-being program and access to multiple benefits. Support is offered from our wider collective of experts, from areas such as education, communications and HR. Our forward-thinking practice allows staff to thrive within their careers and their daily routines. All our settings are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, to provide the ‘right start for under 5’s!’

Overview of the role

As a Nursery Chef you will take responsibility for providing nutritious balanced meals at breakfast, lunch, tea and snack time for our nursery. You will need to follow a rolling menu and adhere dietary and health and safety requirements. You will also take responsibility of ordering ingredients and stock and for the overall running of the nursery kitchen and work closely alongside the Kitchen Assistant.

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary: Up to £13.50 per hour plus benefits
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Free uniform, free training and free DBS check
  • Career Opportunities: Ongoing continuous development and early years quality training and mentoring

Qualifications and Experience

  • Solid experience as a Chef or Cook, ideally from an education or care background
  • Up to date Food Hygiene certificate
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Experience working to environmental standards
  • Excellent references and a clear enhanced DBS (DBS will be paid for by Fennies)
  • The ability to relate and interact with children
  • The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions
  • A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support
  • A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage
  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy (minimum level 1 Functional Skills, GCSE Maths and English grades D-F or equivalent).
  • If you have GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths grades A-C you will be able to start on the advanced apprenticeship immediately

An introductory level in Child Development, Health and Social Care or similar entry level qualification is an advantage but not essential

Fennies Day Nurseries is committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post. Some of the information that we request is for this purpose

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