Montessori Nursery Cook in London

Paint Pots The Grove, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RW

Montessori Nursery Cook in London
Paint Pots Montessori Schools

Daytime Cook required for immediate start in our bespoke, private Montessori Nursery40 hours per week, 7/7.30am-3/3.30pm, Monday - Friday. 

Preparing breakfastlunch, snacks and early supper to create delicious, fresh and healthy food for children from 1-5 years old. 



Our numbers (25-45 covers per meal) and portions are small so there is plenty of opportunity to focus on detail and quality. We offer healthy food that introduces new ingredients to children in a child-friendly way. We prepare everything, fresh, in our kitchen daily.

The kitchen is set into the classroom so the children can see the food being prepared and we have a wonderful team of friendly teachers to support the link between kitchen and classroom. While linked with our wider team this role is also standalone as you will be the only cook in the kitchen.

This role includes light administrative tasks such as working with the Principal to set each seasonal menu, creating ingredients lists for each day menu, ordering kitchen items and ingredients, and maintaining your budget. So basic IT, maths and word processing skills are essential.

We believe in looking after our team and feel more like a family. We are committed to bringing out the best in everyone. This is a lovely role that combines the kitchen and classroom together. The children are a delight and their enjoyment of the food is rewarding. 



Our ideal candidate will be confident in the kitchen. You will be someone who loves food, loves cooking and has a happy, cheery disposition. Someone who is happy to be a part of bringing food into the classroom at mealtimes, but also working with the teachers to bring food into the classroom through collaborating on activities and education for the children. You will have a passion for nutrition and delivering creative, inspiring cooking for children. You need to be happy to work within a wider Nursery team but with sole responsibility for the kitchen production, planning and prep. We are looking for someone who will be calm, self-motivated and organised. 



After 35 years of running term-time Montessori nursery schools we are opening our new bespoke Montessori day nursery, The Grove, in the Heart of Notting Hill. We believe in the best for our children and this ethos of quality flows through everything we do, from our classroom environments, to our relationships, to the food we serve. We are committed to being an outstanding Montessori environment where the whole team work together to ensure that children have the best start in life.

We believe it is of immense importance to create delicious fresh, healthy well-balanced food for nursery children. We believe that nutrition is vital to the development of young minds, which leads to focused, happy children. We use well-sourced, fresh & seasonal produce, buying locally where possible.



Two annual staff social events: Summer garden party & Christmas party. Employee assistance programme. Company pension. 

Qualifications Requested
Food Hygiene level 2 training required  Food Hygiene level 3 training preferred* The successful candidate will be required to have a clear DBS check *This training could be provided for the right candidate. ​​​​​​​Safeguarding Children level 2 training will be provided by Paint Pots
Lucy Patterson
Salary expectation
Starting Date
May 19, 2022

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