Childcare Placement Kenya

Spend your time in Kenya at a child day care centre in rural Kenya Nakuru.

Join a Childcare Placement program where you will work with day care and preschool kids aged between 6 months and 6 years old. You will either be in a government day care or a charity-run day care in rural Kenya. This placement is about cultural interchange, helping the children grow up happy, inquisitive, creative, and unique.


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Program Description

The program entails working with students aged 6 months to 6 years, depending on the placement, and teaching and playing in English. These students are from underserved communities and rarely have the opportunity to speak English outside of the classroom. You can choose to work with younger or older people, or you can work with people of all ages. Participants will collaborate with local staff but will be free to bring their own ideas to class.

It is critical to recognize that the methods of teaching and interacting with the children are less important than the participant’s attitude toward the children. Activities will change throughout the school year to reflect environmental issues or current festivals. During the holidays, there are special events and programs to keep the children entertained and engaged.

The childcare program serves a dual purpose: it is intended to help children have fun while learning English with a native or very fluent speaker, but it also benefits you by providing insight into childcare and the Kenyan education system, as well as an excellent opportunity to form bonds with students, teachers, and even parents, and thus play an active role in the community.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the village children’s English and widen their cultural interactions
  • Gain invaluable, practical experience in childcare
  • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand


Monday to Friday

You will spend 4-6 hours assisting school staff with lessons and activities. Once back at the accommodation, you will have time to prepare your lessons for the next day. The day could look like this:

  • Breakfast
  • Assist at local kindergarten/daycare
  • Lunch
  • Assist at local kindergarten/daycare
  • Preparing lesson plan
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Intermediate

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • For older participants, it is mandatory to obtain a medical clearance before engaging in the program, while participants under the age of 18 may require legally signed consent from their parents or legal guardians. Additionally, since the program involves working with children who have diverse personalities and varying levels of energy, it is essential to possess a reasonable level of energy and patience to ensure the effective management of the participants and successfully achieve program goals.

Additional Equipment

  • No specific equipment is required for this project. However, you are more than welcome to bring with you some educational materials to be used for learning activities, such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, a ball, musical instruments, worksheets, books/comics,cultural items, and many more meaningful learning resources.
  • Wear comfortable, casual, but professional attire that meets the school dress code. This is an active job that requires you to engage with your students in a variety of scenarios during the day.
  • Teaching materials such as:
  • Games, books, colour pencils, chalk, rulers, etc