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Want to join our team?

Every day is different in a RAFAKidz nursery, and you will have the opportunity share and grow your skills working with our children, colleagues and families. At RAFAKidz, there is a friendly, passionate and experienced team to support you, along with access to high quality training.

For every child that comes through the doors of RAFAKidz, no matter their ability, background or circumstances you could provide experiences and opportunities that will help them be confident and reach their potential.

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Your career with RAFAKidz

We work with children in lots of difference ways so there are many ways in which your career with us can progress. It takes great employees to give children the opportunities they need to reach their potential, so your personal and professional development is a priority for RAFAKidz.

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Our Vacancies

See our current vacancies and join hundreds of employees across the UK delivering childcare for the military and civilian community.

What our staff say about working for us:

“…I’m really enjoying being part of this team. The staff are very supportive, welcoming and helpful in every aspect! Everyone plays their part and helps each-other out!”

“I enjoy working for RAFAKidz and feel there is a strong supportive management team above me.”

“When RAFAKidz first took over we were all really apprehensive of the change that was coming our way, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened. From day one we felt so supported and were excited for the new opportunities.

I have been at my setting for over 9 years and I love it, since RAFA took over I have learnt so much and become a lot more confident in myself due to the support and training opportunities that have been offered to me. I feel that the staff are valued and respected within their roles. My colleagues are very supportive of each other and makes coming to work enjoyable. Since the RAFAKidz takeover I have progressed to Deputy Manager and I am currently undertaking my level 5 with the help and support from RAFAKidz.

We have a good holiday entitlement and a fair rate of pay, the company are flexible and fair.

I would highly recommend working for RAFAKidz.”

Katie Tatton, Deputy Manager

“I joined RAFAKidz Cranwell in 2017 as an Early Years Practitioner and was promoted to Room Leader in 2019. I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.

The best part of my job is supporting children to reach their full potential. No day is ever the same here! I love to create exciting opportunities for the children, seeing them really engage in their play and learn new skills is amazing. The second best part of my job is working alongside families, sharing their child’s unique learning journey, planning nursery events for all the family to attend and being there to support families in their times of need.

During my time at Cranwell I have had numerous training opportunities to develop my skills and keep myself up to date with best practice. I have been to the Nursery World Show in London to attend workshops and seminars with the leading experts in Early Years. I have also attended courses to support me in my role as SENDCo and I am currently studying towards the Level 3 certificate for SENCos in Early Years.

The management team have colleague well-being at the heart of the setting, they are always available to speak to and think of the colleagues when planning team building events and trips out together. The in-house training is brilliant, new fresh ideas are always encouraged, tried and reflected on. I feel like a valued member of the team where my voice matters.

I love being part of the team here at RAFAKidz Cranwell.”

Bo Forster, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Room Leader and SENDCo RAFAKidz Cranwell

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Our benefits

Our benefits include free eye tests and a contribution towards glasses, free flu jabs, free onsite car park and more

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Your development

Each role has learning pathway, and we encourage employees to engage with wider opportunities as they become available.