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RAFAKidz Boulmer,
Portal Place,

RAFAKidz Big Red Blob

RAFAKidz Boulmer offers childcare for children aged 0 to 5 years.

Located very close to station at RAF Boulmer, we are proud to serve military personnel and families and the local community by providing experiences that are special, unique and child focused. We put parents’ priorities and children’s development front of mind ensuring we work together to understand individual needs and requirements. We provide government funded places for two, three and four year olds. From the extensive nursery space to the two bespoke zones designed for a range of ages, the handpicked staff, nutritious meals, and much more – there’s plenty of reasons to choose RAFAKidz Boulmer for your child.

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Why choose RAFAKidz Boulmer?

Year-round opening

We provide childcare all year round (excluding Christmas and bank holidays), offering you flexibility and choice.

Bespoke zones

Two bespoke zones designed for babies, toddlers and pre-school.

Sleeping area

When children are tired, we provide comfortable and quiet sleeping areas. Our staff work with you to understand your child's sleeping arrangements.

Toilet training

We will fully support your child with toilet training as its important they develop their own independence when using the toilet.

Outdoor play

We believe outdoor play is important to your child’s development. Our outdoor areas are well equipped for your child to explore.

Special Educational Needs

We recognise that children are individuals with their own personalities, needs and preferences. Our trained staff will work closely with you and other professionals to identify any additional support that is required to meet your child's needs.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is set out in the requirements for the Educational Programme in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.

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  • Meals


    We all know that food feeds the mind! That’s why we deliver a well-balanced menu of meals and snacks, all prepared fresh daily by our own chef.

  • Our Zones

    Our Zones

    Growing up and learning new things every day is an exciting part of being at nursery. At Boulmer, our zones are designed for specific periods in your child’s development.

Meet our nursery manager, Katie Atkinson

I became inspired to work with children and families following a nursery work placement here at RAF Boulmer. My career has developed over the last 11 years, from achieving my level 3 childcare qualification to progressing to room leader, to deputy manager and now nursery manager. Childcare has always been a passion, I love watching children grow, learn and flourish. I understand the challenges military families face and have seen first-hand the positive impact of delivering high quality childcare can have for children and their families in the community.

As a former child of our nursery, I am so proud to be the Nursery manager at RAFAKidz Boulmer. I love being part of the great team we have here, I feel very lucky to be being able to support children, parents, families and staff.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my children and family, going to the beach and socialising with friends.

Katie Atkinson

Frequently asked questions

We have provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.

About RAFAKidz

RAFAKidz currently operates five nurseries at RAF Odiham, Cranwell, Leeming, Brize Norton and Digby. Within each of our settings we provide experiences that are special, unique and child-focused. All our nurseries are fully OFSTED registered, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to safeguarding and quality assurance. As a not-for-profit trading subsidiary of the RAF Association, RAFAKidz can focus on providing a high-quality service to RAF families, rather than on making commercial profit.

In 2019 RAF Community Support at HQ AIR identified that the availability of childcare is a key concern for serving RAF families and that access to quality, affordable childcare is critical. RAFAKidz was established in 2019 as a direct response to that need.

Further information

We understand that changes in nursery provision can feel unsettling for parents and carers; ensuring your child receives the best early years care is vitally important. Members of the RAFAKidz team are available to answer any questions you may have - you can contact us at [email protected] .

Last updated 23/05/2023