Job Details

Job Title: Childcare Worker - Term time only

Location: Bramfield House School, Halesworth

Salary: up to £19,500 (up to £10.93 per hour)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Bramfield House School has the perfect opportunity for an experienced Children’s care worker to join our fantastic team in Halesworth. This is a term time position working Monday to Friday only!

As a Children’s care worker you will support our Teachers in taking a creative approach to teaching pupils with Social, Emotional, Mental health (SEMH) challenges, according to their educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Children’s care worker who is looking to continue your career in care but with more sociable hours. You just need to be motivated to inspire learning in children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Childcare workers, who can work with individual and small groups of children, preparing classrooms and materials, and building positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and learning. Our Childcare worker’s offer essential support to our Teachers and could assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a creative and positive setting.

Previous experience of working in a Care / SEN environment is desirable and excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. We need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Educated to GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, enjoy working as part of a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

Working 40 hours per week, the working pattern would be:

Monday – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday – 2.30pm to 10.00pm

Wednesday – 7.30am to 4.00pm

Thursday 2.30pm to 11.00pm

Friday – 7.30am to 3.00pm


About us:

Located in rural Suffolk, Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours.

The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible. We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

Our dedicated teamwork together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Term time working only – Monday to Friday
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals whilst on shift
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

For further information and to apply please visit our website at
Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

Reference ID: 136003

Application deadline: 30/06/2021

Expected start date: 02/08/2021