Casual Childcare Cook


Role Overview

Only About Children Carindale 

  • Our Campus has two dedicated outdoor play areas, each with plenty of shading. It includes mud kitchen, water features, and adventure and climbing equipment . Another favourite is our large garden area and sustainable spaces that features a worm farm and compost heap!
  • Our three age-based indoor spaces are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements.

We are looking for casual cook to  join our Carindale team to provide delicious meals for our children. 

You Are Worth More.

We believe our people are worth more. That means more pay & benefits, more wellbeing, more recognition, and more development! Just some of our benefits include:

  • Flexible shifts – you choose when you want to work
  • Immediate start and plenty of work available 
  • Opportunity to move to permanent employment 
  • Able to travel to a minimum of 3 Oac locations ( 
  • Generous salary and flexible work-life balance
  • Simple-to-use online booking system for shifts which gives you flexibility around your availability.

About Only About Children    

At Only About Children, we believe the kitchen is where the heart is. It is one of the most important roles we offer to ensure our children have a great day, and furthermore, a great start to life! 
We have scrumptious and appealing menus designed by our own nutritionists which are prepared by our campus chefs each day; meaning you get to focus on doing what you love best; cooking!

Our nutrition program includes a 4 week rotating seasonal menu that meets children’s needs, taking into account nutritional and energy requirements as well as cultural and health needs.
Being a Cook with Only About Children

The stand alone cook we are seeking is tasked with preparing and cooking nutritious meals for children aged 0-6 years, whilst upholding cleanliness and ensuring that the kitchen operates within the National Quality Standards and governing regulations.

What You Will Need for the Opportunity 

  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is ideal but not essential
  • A creative and cooperative team member with previous experience running a kitchen – ideally in an early childhood environment but perhaps you have worked in aged care or a similar environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid full Working with Children Check  
  • Experience in allergy management procedures 

How To Apply.

Click ‘apply now’ and submit your application to or call on 0484 225 788 to discuss your application.

At Only About Children we have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and we want you to bring your whole self to work. We welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community, particularly those who identify as Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander.

Sounds like the role for you?

We'd love to hear from you, apply now and take the next step in your career!