Nursery Chef

  • Job Reference: 00944192-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Employer: RAF Association
  • Location: RAFA Kidz
  • Salary: £10.35 Per Hour
  • Sector: Trades & Services, Charity, Childcare & Early Years
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Nursery Chef

Subsidised childcare for staff

 RAFA Kidz Nursery, RAF Brize Norton OX18 3LX 

£10.35 per hour 35 hours per week

8.30am through to 4pm

 RAFA Kidz is a hugely popular nursery serving the local RAF community as well as non-service families when spaces allow.  We have a passionate and ambitious team of 30 staff who take great pride in supporting circa 80 children aged 0 -5 in a stimulating, exciting, educational and fun environment at our modern facility based just outside RAF Brize Norton. 

 We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative Nursery Chef. You will have lots of stamina, patience, creativity and imagination with an abundance of great ideas to enhance mealtimes. Ideally you will have previous experience within a busy catering environment.

  The key responsibilities of the role include the planning, preparation and serving of age appropriate, nutritious and well-balanced meals and snacks catering for the children’s individual dietary requirements and food allergies. You will be responsible for the ordering, control, storage and rotation of kitchen stock and ensuring that you and Kitchen Assistants ensure hygiene and cleanliness within the kitchen is of the highest standard in accordance with Environmental Health requirements and legislation. A minimum NVQ Level 2 in food hygiene is an essential requirement for this position and you should prepared to undertake Level 3 training prior to starting the role (we will arrange this. You will also have with excellent knowledge of current legislations in Environmental Health and Food Standards Agency  

  The full job description is available on our website 

  We provide a wonderful supportive environment and you will be encouraged to take up all training opportunities to further your own personal skills and career development

  • 33 days holidays including time off over Christmas to relax and recharge
  • free DBS
  • free parking
  • free flu jabs
  • company pension
  • access to our Employee Support Programme
  • modern facilities and online learning software system
  • you will be working with a committed management team and friendly colleagues.

 Want to know more?  Then please contact Lynne Greenham, Nursery Manager, on 01993 846396 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, please send your CV to   

 Our colleagues tell us 

‘One of the lovely things about working here is that I do feel appreciated and valued’  

‘RAFA constantly offer training and I find these courses interesting and valuable’  

‘I enjoy working for this company because I ‘ve found everyone to be very supportive’  

‘There is always an opportunity to learn something new as we are supported to undertake further learning’  

‘The staff are lovely, the children are brilliant, and the facilities are second to none’  

 Our principles that guide our teaching and provision for children:

  • We recognise that all children are unique, curious and love to learn
  • We will build on what children know, can do and are interested in
  • We will provide a wide range of rich experiences that encourage children to explore and experiment, and promote awe and wonder
  • We will use a variety of teaching methods which enable children to gain the skills and knowledge they need to become confident and resilient learners
  • We will provide safe good quality equipment and resources which invite children to explore, experiment and foster their curiosity. Resources will be chosen for their safety, quality and versatility so that they can be used in many different ways to support learning

 The role requires a satisfactory, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on appointment and every three years thereafter

 Closing Date               Friday 19 August 2022

 We reserve the right to close this opportunity early as we would like to interview qualified applicants as soon as possible, therefore please do not delay in applying. We’d really love to hear from you!