Nursery Cook

We are recruiting an enthusiastic and creative Nursery Cook at our Heather's Nursery in Holgate, York to provide home cooked meals for our children aged 6 months to 5 years. The post is for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year round. No weekend or bank holiday working.




  • Preparing morning and afternoon snacks
  • Preparing & serving a cooked 2 course lunch for children
  • Planning a nutritious and varied menu in collaboration with the nursery manager, mindful of a range of food allergies and intolerances
  • Washing up and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in order to sustain our 5 star hygiene rating.
  • Working with the manager to create our weekly food shopping requirements within a given budget.




  • Must have previous experience in cooking and possess (or be willing to complete) a basic food hygiene certificate.




Rate of pay is £8.91 per hour.  


Staff benefits include generous annual leave entitlement plus additional time off at Christmas when the nursery is closed, company pension contributions, membership of a Healthcare Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.


Post-holders will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and employment will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references.


To apply, please download an application form from our website at and email to request a full job description.