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Centre Cook - Walkerston

Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.


We’re looking for a talented centre cook / Educator to join the team to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children and provide a fun and educational program to children in our care.


Our centre – Goodstart Walkerston                                                               

  • Welcoming and fun environment
  • Fun and vibrant team who thoroughly enjoy what we do
  • 74 place Centre
  • Open – 6.30AM-6.00PM


Your role

  • Centre Cook and Educator
  • 37.5 hours a week
  • Monday - Friday
  • Cook – 8.30AM-1.30PM, Educator 2.30PM-5PM
  • Permanent Part Time
  • Certificate III level early childhood qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Hold a current First Aid qualification



  • Support the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Prepare meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Order food supplies in consultation with centre director
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Work as part of a team to create a safe, caring and educational place for children
  • Actively contribute to the education program in the room and the centre team
  • Engage and supervise the children at all times


The benefits

  • Competitive award wages
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Child care discounts
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Professional development
  • Career pathways and opportunities


If you hold a Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate, and have experience cooking meals within a child care centre or similar environment, then we’d love to meet you!


Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!


To apply for the role please ‘Apply Now’

Posting Notes: WALKERSTON || QLD || Australia (AU) || QLD North - Region 10 || || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Part-Time

Date Posted
Education, Childcare & Training
Walkerston, QLD 4751
Job Type
Part Time, Permanent
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