Childcare Centre Cook - Brand New Early Learning Centre in Kalgoorlie

  • Kalgoorlie WA, Australia
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Child Care

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career in childcare, with career growth opportunities?

  • We are opening a brand-new, state-of-the art, custom built Early Learning Centre (ELC) in Kalgoorlie.
  • We are recruiting a Childcare Centre Cook to join our amazing team.
  • Flex you cooking capabilities.
  • Above award payments
  • Potential eligibility for a sign-on bonus


 Our vacancies:

Join us at our new 92 place childcare centre, where we will be caring for and nurturing children from 6 weeks to 5 years. 


We are looking for a part-time Childcare Centre Cook who will provide healthy and nutritious meals for the children attending the centre.

A typical day will see you using your creative flair to plan, prepare and cook nutritionally balanced meals including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. 

You can keep track of any special dietary requirements and your ability to maintain high health and safety standards will be of second nature to you!

By understanding the children’s needs and interests, you can help review and improve our menu plans!


Who is the Y WA and what we do?

  • The Y WA, formerly known as YMCA WA, is one of the most successful not for profit providers of children’s services in Australia.
  • We also provide impactful youth and community programs, and health and wellness facilities.
  • We reinvest any surpluses back into youth and community projects.
  • The YMCA movement is the largest and oldest youth organisation in the world!
  • We currently employ over 600 people and have 49 services state-wide. So, if you want your job to be interesting, enjoyable AND rewarding join the Y WA!


The new early learning centre:

Our spacious and vibrant new centre, which will be ran by one of our experienced Directors who is relocating for this great opportunity, focuses on nature and sustainability, encouraging play and learning, both indoors and outdoors. The environment will align with our childcare philosophy and the Y’s Approach to Learning, which has been proven to provide children with the best start in life and where we will help prepare them for school. Our centre will have an open plan, modern kitchen where you can really be creative!


So, why don’t you become part of this brand-new journey with us from the get-go?


Essential requirements:

  • Previous cooking experience is desirable
  • Applicants must hold (or be willing to obtain) relevant food handling certificates
  • Current Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • Passion for healthy cooking


 So, why join us?

  • Great career opportunities in a spectacular new and inspiring childcare centre.
  • Additional above award payments*
  • Potential eligibility for a sign-on bonus
  • Generous discounted childcare for your own children.
  • Support from an experienced Centre Director who will help you settle in from day one.
  • Ongoing professional development, training, and support.
  • A comprehensive induction process.
  • Approachable, professional, and supportive teams, including HR, always on hand to support you no matter what!



  • Free gym membership.
  • Discounted corporate healthcare.
  • Free off-street parking.
  • Salary packaging available.
  • Free employee assistance program.
  • Be part of a dynamic team!


Y opportunities:

With services across the state, we regularly promote opportunities to move within the Y WA family.  You will receive expert support and advice not only from your local team, but from everyone you meet within the Y WA. But it does not stop there!  There will be even more potential opportunities for you to explore when you become part of the Y Australia family.


How to apply:

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! To apply visit our website and click on the “Get Involved” tab.  Full position descriptions are available on the website.  Should you require any further information please contact Matthew Ball on 08 9473 8427 or  Applications close 19th October. 

The Y, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. The Y requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • National criminal history check.
  • International criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas.
  • Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.
  • Two reference checks.
  • Diana screen.


Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with the Y.

We reserve the right to commence the recruitment process prior to the nominated closing date.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website for further information.


*Payments will be offered for the first 12 months of employment

Posting Date

Sep 20, 2021