£9.18 - £9.66 per hour



Closing date

Friday 19 August 2022

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Casual Early Years Nursery Practitioners

RAFA Kidz Nursery, RAF Leeming, The Spinney, Northallerton DL7 9NJ

 Age under 22              £9.18 per hour            unqualified

Age 22 plus                  £9.50 per hour            unqualified

Qualified                     £9.55 per hour            Level 2

Qualified                     £9.66 per hour            Level 3

Just like our children, we are growing!  Do you enjoy working and playing with children? Can you deliver quality play and learning opportunities within a safe and caring environment?  If you have a good understanding of Data Protection, excellent communication skills, are cheerful and engaging whilst also remaining calm and caring then this could be an opportunity for you to come and work with us!

RAFA Kidz is a hugely popular nursery serving the local RAF community as well as non-service families when spaces allow.  We have a passionate and ambitious team of 30 staff who take great pride in supporting circa 100 children aged 0 -5 in a stimulating, exciting, educational and fun environment at our modern facility located just off The Spinney, Northallerton. In addition, we provide a Before and After School club which plays a key role in the community by offering this provision to approximately 50 children.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of one years’ experience working in an early year’s environment and have an understanding of the EYFS learning outcomes to plan for children’s learning and development.  We need you to be willing to invest time in your learning and development as you will learn about safeguarding children, health and safety and also equality and diversity, and many more topics!  Furthermore, we will always encourage casual staff to join us in permanent roles which are suitable for your level of qualification.

A role profile is available to download on our website

New to 2022 is our fantastic opportunity for subsidised gym membership at RAF Leeming.  If you still have some energy to burn at the end of the day then why not take advantage of the modern facilities costing only £5 per month!  In addition, we offer:

  • We provide a wonderful supportive environment and you will be encouraged to take up training opportunities to further your own personal skills and career development
  • 33 days holiday (including some time off to recharge over Christmas!)
  • free DBS
  • free parking
  • company pension
  • access to our Employee Support Programme
  • modern facilities and online learning software system
  • you will be working with a committed management team and friendly colleagues.

Want to know more?  Then please contact Ute Oliver, Nursery Manager, on 01677 930243 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively please send your CV to

Our colleagues tell us 

‘One of the lovely things about working here is that I do feel appreciated and valued’

‘RAFA constantly offer training and I find these courses interesting and valuable’

‘I enjoy working for this company because I‘ve found everyone to be very supportive’

‘There is always an opportunity to learn something new as we are supported to undertake further learning’

‘The staff are lovely,  the children are brilliant and the facilities are second to none’

The role requires a satisfactory, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on appointment and every three years thereafter

Closing Date   Friday 19 August 2022