Cook | Oak On Erin | OAK Early Education



Recently re structured and branded, our Only About Kids Oak services consist of Oak on South St, Oak on Jellicoe St and opening soon Oak on Erin St. 

Oak on Jellicoe St  A 75 place centre with 5 rooms. This is an amazing service with a homely, family focused environment. A purpose built centre with an endless list of educational activities on offer such as yoga, music and movement and Spanish lessons.

Oak on South St  A gorgeous 100 place Queensland treasure with 5 rooms. A fully resourced centre with large airconditioned rooms and modern facilities. With plenty of spaces for our children to explore indoors and outdoors. This service is committed to partnering with its community and enjoys regular incursions and excursions.

Oak on Erin St Opening in early 2021, our brand-new, Hamptons-inspired service will feel cool and classic, yet casual with its large play spaces and natural and organic environments filled with lots of light.


What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I have always had a love for children and supporting them to learn and become the best they can be. After trying my hand at teaching in schools early on, I discovered my true passion was early childhood and I’ve been working in this sector ever since.

What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
We had our Kindy Graduation at the end of last year and we had children that had been with us since the Nursery when we first opened 4 years ago. It was an honor to see how they had grown and become the amazing little humans they are now. Talking to parents about how we had changed their lives and how grateful they were was so heartwarming and special.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about ensuring children have equal opportunity to learn, grow, explore & develop in a safe, loving & fun environment. Its important to me that we support each other across not only our sector but across the community to ensure we can be the best we can be for our future generations to grow.

What type of leadership style do you have?
I am supportive of personal growth and challenge them to think, create & grow as educators. I encourage a culture of mutual respect and compassion whilst also keeping each other accountable and ensuring all requirements are met.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
We are family. We see each other sometimes more than we see our own families and its important that we know each other, that we support each other and most importantly we have fun!

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To continue to grow and be leaders within the community for high quality Early Education.


The Role:

We are looking for a talented Centre Cook to join the team at our new Oak on Erin service in Wilsonton, to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children. Working part time hours Monday to Friday. A brand new, well equipped kitchen with commercial resources is available for you to whip up a treat. You will have the opportunity to be part of the opening team and use the unique blank canvas on offer to create a space of your own.  Interviews will take place the week of the 26th October and the start date and onboarding process will begin in December 2020.

Our Centre:

Opening in early 2021, our brand-new, Hamptons-inspired service will feel cool and classic, yet casual with its three exciting play spaces and natural and organic environments filled with lots of light. We have large shaded verandahs for creating those engaging indoor/outdoor experiences and will be looking to connect with the community through those services located right at our finger tips. Our new staff will enjoy, their own floor dedicated just to employees, being mentored by one of Story House’s award winning managers and being given the opportunity to work in a homely environment.


  • Support the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Input ideas to the menu and prepare meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Order food supplies in consultation with the Service Manager
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Work as part of a team to create a safe, caring and educational place for children

Who we’re looking for:

  • Someone that is available Monday to Friday
  • Hold a Food Safety certificate
  • Experience in a long day care setting
  • Experience working with dietary requirements and allergies 
  • A Cert 3 in childcare is desirable but not essential 
  • Creative, and passionate about food and providing high standards of food service
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive under pressure
  • A good Cook!!


Oak on Erin Early Education is a brand new child care centre scheduled to open soon in Toowoomba. We welcome local families living in Wilsonton, Wilsonton Heights, Rockville and throughout Toowoomba.

Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.