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Mayfield & Framfield — East Sussex 01435 872 201

Residential Childcare Practitioner – Framfield

Nestled in 6 acers of tranquil land, Acre Farm offers a unique work setting and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and skilled team supporting children who have experienced early life trauma and have complex social and emotional needs. Through providing nurturing and individualised care, our mission is to provide a home in which the children feel safe, cared for, and loved. We offer more than a job – it’s the opportunity to transform the lives of children while releasing your own potential and embarking on an exciting career path

Rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted, we are a residential children’s home in Framfield, East Sussex for young people who have experienced adverse circumstances in their past.  We’re looking for exceptional people to join our inspirational team of Childcare Practitioners who are passionate about being positive role models to the young people we look after, providing amazing childhood memories and a home filled with love, laughter, and positivity.

If you are an energetic and compassionate person who wants to help us transform the lives of children and young people – we want to hear from you!


  • A market leading salary of up to £14.41 per hour depending on experience & qualifications (there’s also currently a daily fuel allowance of £3 to help support with the current high fuel prices).
  • Sleep-ins available, paid at £46 per night.
  • Amazing opportunities for career progression.
  • Access to exceptional fully funded training and qualifications.
  • Unparalleled job satisfaction.
  • Working in a beautiful, rural setting in East Sussex.
  • Working with an ambitious new management team who have a fantastic track record of success.
  • Additional employee benefits including an extra day off on your birthday!


  • Exceptional communication skills and a compassionate, caring nature.
  • Happy to work shifts and available for sleep-ins when required, and to work at weekends and on bank holidays (on a rota basis).
  • Driving Licence.
  • Living within a commutable distance of Framfield, East Sussex.
  • Enthusiasm, positivity and a good sense of humour!
  • Right to work in the UK.

If this sounds like the job for you, simply complete the form below and we will be in touch. For more information, just call us on 01435 872201 or email

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Find out more about what it’s like to work with us by clicking on our, meet the team blog.

Please note:

PJL Healthcare Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We also promote equality of opportunity and diversity in employment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Therefore, when applying for this post we will require any criminal history to be disclosed. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or vulnerable adults.

Should an offer of employment be made, it will be subject to references, safeguarding checks, evidence of right to work, enhanced DBS check (organised and paid for by PJL), clean full manual driving licence, evidence of qualifications and health screening questionnaire.