Partners of serving personnel at six RAF stations in the south east of England can take advantage of free training to become childminders, thanks to a grant secured by the RAF Association.
The charity that supports the RAF family has received £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The money will provide the opportunity for 32 RAF partners and spouses to participate in training to become Ofsted registered childminders.
It is hoped that the training will increase the employability of participants and increase the provision of high-quality childcare on RAF stations in the region.
Partners and spouses of personnel stationed at RAF Swanwick and Odiham in Hampshire, RAF Benson and Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, and RAF High Wycombe and Halton in Buckinghamshire have the opportunity to attend a course delivered by an accredited training provider.