01400 262621
07:30 - 17:30
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87 Wellesley Way
RAF Cranwell
NG34 8HB

RAFAKidz Cranwell offers a range of childcare options for children aged 6 months to 12 years.

Located on station at RAF Cranwell, we are proud to serve military personnel, 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, including term time plans for children with funded places. From the extensive outdoor space to the six bespoke rooms designed for a range of ages, handpicked staff, nutritious meals, and much more – there’s plenty of reasons to choose RAFAKidz Cranwell for your child.

Welcome from Cranwell

Why choose RAFAKidz Cranwell?

Year-round opening

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

Bespoke rooms

Six bespoke rooms designed for babies, toddlers and pre-school plus our before and after school club and a sensory room

Sleeping area

When children are tired, we provide comfortable and quiet sleeping areas. We have cots for our babies and mats and bedding for our older children. Our staff work with you to understand your child's sleeping arrangements.

Out of School Childcare

We run Holiday Kidz Clubs and before and after school care, offering you flexible childcare solutions to suit their needs.

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 and gardens 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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  • Our Rooms

    Our Rooms

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

  • 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.

  • Wraparound Care

    Wraparound Care

    As well as providing nursery care for children ages 6 months to 12 years, we provide out of school care including Holiday Kidz Clubs and before and after school care, offering you flexible childcare solutions to suit their needs.

  • News


    Find out the latest news and updates from RAFAKidz Cranwell

Meet our nursery manager, Katie Parkin

I have worked in childcare for over 30 years. I’m responsible for the day to day running of the nursery in Cranwell and supporting and managing the staff.

My priorities are to safeguard the children and provide a caring and safe environment for everyone.

My partner has served in the RAF for 35 years and we have two grown up children, so I pride myself on understanding and relating to what many of our nursery parents are going through day to day.

Katie Parkin