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Centre Cook roles

Want to use your culinary skills to nourish the next generation? Discover a flexible, balanced workplace where you can positively influence children’s outcomes.

Our passionate Centre Cooks are greeted each day by excited young customers. 

They plan healthy meals and snacks to meet children's dietary and nutritional needs. And they're a vital part of our friendly and supportive centre teams.

Are you organised, creative and committed to working for the benefit of children? Then come onboard and make a real difference. 

At Goodstart, you'll feel valued for what you do and supported in your goals.

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Why choose a Centre Cook role at Goodstart?

    • Feel truly appreciated for your work - not only by your team but also by little customers with big smiles. 
    • We'll support your creative meal planning and thorough understanding of nutritional needs. 
    • Build a career to be proud of in a place that positively impacts children every day.

    • We offer a range of shift options to ensure the best outcomes for you and the children we nurture.
    • Receive 50% off your childcare gap fees, plus discounts on insurance, travel and technology.
    • You have the option to purchase four weeks of extra leave for greater work-life balance.
    • You can put yourself first with two dedicated wellbeing days included in your annual personal leave.
    • We value our people - that’s why we pay more. You’ll get at least 5% above the award rate.
    • Take advantage of six weeks paid parental leave on top of what you get from the government. 
    • You’ll get dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics such as safety, teaching and inclusion.
    • Our sector-leading safety policies and procedures ensure peace of mind.
    • You’ll have access to free 24/7 independent counselling. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers support when you need it. 
    • We have a dedicated national safety team that prioritises your wellness and security.
    • Our Reconciliation Action Plan embeds inclusive practices so everyone feels welcome. 
    • Opt for ongoing professional development and opportunities, like a secondment to another centre.
    • Develop skills in line with your individual goals through our live webinars and interactive Learning Hub.
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