Great opportunities to develop your career

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business, which is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

The Acorn Care and Education Group are part of the National Fostering Agency Group; the UK’s largest, independent children services provider. We provide high quality foster care, special needs education and residential care.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities, through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

Together we inspire trust, happiness and an infectious passion to accomplish our vision.


Training and Benefits

Through ongoing training and development, we ensure our people are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

We offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities. This will keep our people up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice.

Our work can be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, as the children and young people we work with have complex needs. We work as a family of services supporting each other, so our people are equipped to do their jobs well and with confidence.

We provide:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Continuous professional development
  • Social activities
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

Career Opportunities

Please Note from Tuesday 23rd of April we have a new recruitment system. If you started your application before this date but haven’t completed it please call the Recruitment Team on 01204556360 and we will be able to support you in completing your application.

We need a whole range of people to support us in our Vision Mission and Values.

We look for dedicated and committed individuals, who put a focus on the positive outcomes of the children and young people in our care.


If you would like to be part of the growing team at the Acorn Care and Education Group take a look at our current vacancies.

For all Recruitment enquiries please contact:

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of the children in our care. Read about or pre-employment checks here so you understand what to expect if you are offered a job.

Acorn Care and Education is a part of the National Fostering Agency Group. Visit NFA Careers to view our fostering and head office vacancies