Worthy Down

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RAFAKidz Worthy Down
Building 61
Connaught Road
Worthy Down
SO21 2RG

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RAFAKidz Worthy Down offers childcare for children aged 0 to 5 years.

Located on station at MOD Worthy Down, 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 three bespoke rooms designed for a range of ages, the handpicked staff, nutritious meals, and much more – there’s plenty of reasons to choose RAFAKidz Worthy Down for your child.

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Why choose RAFAKidz Worthy Down?

Year-round opening

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

Bespoke rooms

Three bespoke rooms 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 at this nursery are extensive and very 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 Worthy Down, our rooms are designed for specific periods in your child’s development.

  • Meals


    We believe that mealtimes should be a happy, social time where healthy and delicious foods can be enjoyed and eating skills can be developed.

Meet our nursery manager, Stephanie Strydom

I have worked with children and their families for over 20 years after gaining my Level 3 in Childcare. I am part of a service family and I understand the challenges military life can bring.

I have worked in a variety of different settings such as day nurseries, schools and hospitals. I have also worked abroad, supporting military families as a radio broadcaster and volunteering with SSAFA.

I have a passion for the community and bringing people together. I love to watch children grow and blossom into their unique selves.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, horse riding, dog walking and the great outdoors with my family.

Stephanie Strydom

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