Nursery Chains: Directory - People & places A to G

Nursery World
Monday, November 12, 2018

For your guide to the who, what and where of nursery chains, our directory gives you all the information you need

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ABC EARLY LEARNING

Head office: Hunter House Lodge, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire DG11 1RP

Tel:01387 811197

Email: eamc@btconnect.com

Directors: Ann McEwan, Malcolm McEwan

Established: 1988

Owns 3 nurseries: Ecclefechan, Dumfries (20); Egremont (112), Whitehaven (53) – Cumbria. Also owns a training company.

Places: 185

Employees:41

ACORN CHILDCARE

Central Support Office: Unit C, Lincoln Lodge, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7HJ

Tel: 01908 510309

Email: info@acornearlyyears.org.uk

Website: www.acornearlyyears.org.uk

Chief executive: Zoë Raven

Established: 1989

Owns/manages 11 nurseries: Brafield-on-the-Green (40), Burton Latimer (85), Stanwick(54) – Northants; Milton Keynes: Castlethorpe (36), Fishermead (64), Kents Hill (56), New Bradwell (33), Shenley Church End (46), Stony Stratford (40), Westcroft (82); Sharnbrook, Beds (62);. Also runs Forest Schools, out-of-school clubs, training and a consultancy.

Places: 598

Employees: 270

Plans: New nursery opening in Milton Keynes in 2019.

ACORNS NURSERIES

Head office: Acorns House, 7 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ

Tel: 02920 382009

Email: becca.rees@acornsnurseries.co.uk

Website: www.acornsnurseries.co.uk

Directors: Peter Reynolds, Cherie Wilson

Established: 1988

Owns 9 nurseries: Bristol (120); Cardiff: Llanishen (75), Oakfield Street (49), Park Grove (149), Park Nantgarw (72), Partridge Road (55), Whitchurch (84); Duffryn, Newport (48); USW, Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf (60)

Manages 3 nurseries: Bristol, Aviva (33); Cardiff, BBC Wales (60); Newport, Office for National Statistics (35)

Places: 840

Employees: 379

Plans: Further expansion.

ALL ABOUT CHILDREN

Head office: N/a

Tel: 07920 041315

Email: russellford@hotmail.co.uk

Website: Each nursery has its own website, e.g. www.westfieldsdaynursery.co.uk

Directors: Russell Ford, Marcia Viccars

Established: 2010

Owns 30 nurseries: Ascot, Berks (114); Bishops Stortford, Herts (74); Bracknell, Berks (148); Bucks: Aylesbury (84), Beaconsfield (49), Haddenham (46), Halton (44); Cheltenham (69); Gloucester (90); Hoddesdon, Herts (89); London: Clapham Junction (69), Dulwich 1 (43), Dulwich 2 (61), Dulwich 3 (65), Dulwich 4 (40), Paddington (100), South Croydon (56), Wandsworth (90), West Norwood (120); Luton, Beds (114); Maidenhead, Kent (176); Shepperton, Surrey (90); Slough, Berks (142); Staines, Surrey (44); Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands (94); Ware 1, Herts (50), Ware 2 (114); West Bridgford 1, Notts (65), West Bridgford 2 (66); Wycombe, Bucks (101)

Places: 2,507

Employees: Approx. 675

Plans: To acquire a further six nurseries in 2019

ALPHA NURSERIES GROUP

Alpha Nurseries and Alpha Community Nurseries

Head office: 59 Crabbe Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 5HT

Tel: 01473 322600

Email: enquiries@alpha-nurseries.co.uk

Website: www.alpha-nurseries.co.uk; www.alpha-community-nurseries.co.uk

Managing director: David Finch

Operations director: Nick Leeder

Established: 2010

Owns 26 nurseries: Boston, Lincs (47); Braintree, Essex (24); Dereham, Norfolk (34); Diss 1, Norfolk (46), Diss 2 (32); Dover, Kent (45); Downham Market, Norfolk (48); Felixstowe, Suffolk (42); Grantham, Lincs (30); Ipswich 1, Suffolk (42), Ipswich 2 (47), Ipswich 3 (44), Ipswich 4 (32), Ipswich 5 (45), Ipswich 6 (41); Leiston, Suffolk (49); Lowestoft, Suffolk (76); Rotherham, S Yorks (39); Sandwich, Kent (38); Stamford, Lincs (49); Southwold, Suffolk (38); Stratford, London (52); Stoke-on-Trent (60); Uttoxeter, Staffs (44); Woodbridge 1, Suffolk (20), Woodbridge 2 (24)

2 out-of-school clubs: Ipswich: Burlington Road (24); St Margaret’s (32)

Places: 1,088

Employees: 250

ALPHABET HOUSE DAY NURSERIES

Head office: Gunthorpe Road, Lowdham, Nottingham NG14 7EN

Tel/Fax: 0115 966 4556

Email: headoffice@alphabethouse.co.uk

Website: www.alphabethouse.co.uk

Directors: Marie Brentford, Anthony Brentford

Established: 1996

Owns 4 nurseries: Beeston (40), Lowdham (67), West Bridgford (85), White Post (100) – all in Notts

Places: 292

Employees: 92

ALPHABET HOUSE NURSERIES

Head office: Alphabet House, 1 Didsbury Close, London E6 2SX

Tel: 020 8470 7824

Email: info@alphabethousenurseries.co.uk

Website: www.alphabethousenurseries.co.uk

Directors: Dele Balogun, Kemi Balogun

Area manager: Razna Akhtar

Established: 1994

Owns 7 nurseries: London: Beckton (32), East Ham 1 (47), East Ham 2 (71), Greenwich (50), Stratford (78), Upton Park (60), Waterside Park (66)

Places: 404

Employees: 80

ANGELS AT PLAY NURSERIES

Head office: 1 Dockyard, Star Street, Ware, Herts SG12 7AN

Tel: 01920 486487

Email: headoffice@angelsatplay.co.uk

Website: www.angelsatplay.co.uk

Directors: Angela Spencer, Paul Spencer

Established: 1993

Owns 3 nurseries: Hoddesdon (89), Ware 1 (50), Ware 2 (118) – all in Herts

Places: 257

Employees: 90

ASHFORD PLAY NURSERY SCHOOLS

Head office: Strathmore, 43 Albert Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8NU

Tel: 01233 625301

Email: email@ashfordplaynursery.co.uk

Website: www.ashfordplaynursery.co.uk

Proprietor: Val Webb

Established: 1971

Owns 3 nurseries: Ashford, Kent: Albert Road (44), Albert Road Crèche (12), Wall Road (44). Albert and Wall Road both have an 8-place after-school club and summer school.

Places: 100

Employees: 24

ATTIMORE BARN*

Head office: Attimore Barn Scout HQ, Ridgeway, WGC, Herts AL7 2AD

Tel: 07766 407317

Email: tina@attimorebarnpreschool.co.uk

Website: www.attimorebarnpreschool.co.uk

Directors: Tina Covill, Claire Mason

Established: 2010

Owns 4 nurseries: Attimore Barn (32), Hardings (24), Knightsfield (22), The Commons (20) – all in Welwyn Garden City, Herts

Places: 98

Employees: 22

BAMBINOS

Head office: Bambinos Childcare Centres,31 Houndiscombe Road, Mutley, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6EU

Tel: 01752 226767

Email: city@bambinosdaynursery.co.uk

Website: www.bambinosdaynursery.co.uk

Directors: William Lane, Alison Lane, Jemma Honey

Established: 1993

Owns 4 nurseries: Plymouth: City (95), Plymstock (64), Tavistock (62), Woolwell (59)

Places: 280

Employees: 85

BANANA MOON

Head office: 8 Olympus Court, Olympus Avenue, Tachbrook Park, Warwick CV34 6RZ

Tel: 01926 338497

Email: info@bananamoonfranchise.com

Website: www.bananamoonfranchise.com

Directors: Mark Bates, Mike Bates

Established: 2005

Owns 47 nurseries: Aberdeen 1 (71), Aberdeen 2 (80); Altrincham, Cheshire (75); Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire (34); Billericay, Essex (72); Birmingham 1 (94), Birmingham 2 (56), Bridgend, S Wales (78); Bristol (65); Catterick, N Yorks (72); Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (51); Colchester, Essex (108); Coventry, W Midlands (68); Crawley, W Sussex (72); Gateshead, Tyne and Wear (110); Gloucester (47); Harbury, Warwickshire (48); Harlow, Essex (65); Hatton, Warwickshire (110); Heanor, Derbyshire (49); Helsby, Cheshire (72); Hyde, Greater Manchester (72); Kempston, Bedfordshire (67); Kingsbury, Staffordshire (30); Leeds, Yorks (78);London: Battersea (52), Chiswick (60), Croydon (80), Hounslow (65), Kingston (122), Nunhead (36), Southwark (78), Wimbledon (60); Lower Sundon, Bedfordshire (34); Manchester 1 (42), Manchester 2 (69); Nottingham (48); Reading 1 (65), Reading 2 (72); Sale, Greater Manchester (71); Sheffield, S Yorks (65); St Albans, Herts (79); Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire (85); Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands (62); Walsall, W Mids (68);West Bromwich, W Midlands (48); Wolverhampton, W Midlands (54)

Places: 3,159

Employees: 703

BERTRAM NURSERY GROUP

Head office: Newfield House, 1 New Street, Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 6HY

Tel: 0800 111 4954

Email: enquiries@bertramuk.com

Website: www.bertramnurserygroup.com

Owner: Graeme Scott

Managing director: Cary Rankin

Operations director: Julie Campbell

Financial director: Fergus Dick

Established: 2006

Owns 37 nurseries: Aberdeenshire 1 (64), Aberdeenshire 2 (58), Aberdeenshire 3 (62); Bishopbriggs, E Dunbartonshire (71); Bury, Lancs (67); Castleton, Lancs (79); Prestwich, Lancs (98); Cumbernauld, N Lanarkshire (84); Dunblane, Stirlingshire (65); Dundee 1 (65), Dundee 2 (51), Dundee 3 (65), Dundee 4 (98); Edinburgh 1 (120), Edinburgh 2 (58) Edinburgh 3 (104), Edinburgh 4 (69), Edinburgh 5 (100); Falkirk (74); Glasgow: Ballieston (71), Garrowhill (61), Glasgow Airport (91), Kelvinside (48);Haydock, Merseyside (112);Kirkintilloch, E Dunbartonshire (80);Liverpool Princes Dock (100); Manchester: Altrincham (50), Astley (92), Shaw (83), Swinton (116), University of Manchester (86);Salford 1 (79), Salford 2 (63), Salford 3 (134); South Lanarkshire College (75); Stirling (88); Telford, Shropshire (42)

Places: 2,923

Employees: 800+

BIG LIFE GROUP

Head office: The Big Life Group HQ, 1st Floor, 463 Stretford Road, Manchester M16 9AB

Tel: 0161 848 2420

Email: rhuksana.ahmed@biglifeschools.com

Website: www.biglifenurseries.com

Director: Rhuksana Ahmed

Established: 2004

Owns/manages 3 nurseries: Longsight (112), Slade Lane (62), Unity (78) – all in Manchester. Also runs 2 children’s centres

Places:252

Employees: 181

BLUEBELL CHILDREN’S NURSERIES

Head office: Dittons Road, Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5ES

Tel: 01323 487081

Email: barn@bluebellnurseries.co.uk

Website: www.bluebellnurseries.co.uk

Operations manager: Clair Coope

Owns 3 nurseries: Stone Cross, Pevensey (62), Bluebell Hill, Eastbourne (62), Heathfield (40) – all in East Sussex

Places: 164

Employees: 58

BOWS AND ARROWS GROUP

Operates 6 nurseries: Buttons and Bows, Little Learners, The Children’s Triangle Nursery, The Nature Den, Wellington and WigWams

Head office: WigWams Nursery, Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 6LW

Tel: 01473 240304

Email: info@bowsandarrowsgroup.co.uk

Website: www.bowsandarrowsgroup.co.uk

Director: The nursery is a charity managed by a board of voluntary directors; the group is overseen day to day by a group manager.

Established: 2004

Owns 6 nurseries: Ipswich: Aster Road(120), Bramford Lane (43), Chevallier Street (60), Hogarth Road (60), Paul’s Road (48), Whitton Church Lane (110)

Places: 441

Employees: 91

Plans: To open a Forest School nursery in autumn 2018

BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS DAY NURSERIES

Head office: Newhall Lodge, Stocks Lane, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9HA

Tel: 07436 289011

Email: naeem@brighterbeginnings.co.uk

Directors: Gill Race (co-founder), David Race (co-founder), Jayne Haigh (director for quality), Sharon Street (director for training), Tom Race (director of HR and premises)

Owns 9 nurseries: Manchester: Burnage (52), Rusholme (52), Charlestown (117), Fallowfield (52), New Moston (67), Newton Heath (83), Wetherby Street (72); Oldham: Chadderton (72), Fitton Hill (50)

Places: 617

Employees: 250+

BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS

Acquired Asquith Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools in 2016, and Yellow Dot Nurseries and Zoom Nurseries in 2018

Head office: 2 Crown Court, Rushden, Northants NN10 6BS

Tel: 01933 415900

Email: generalenquiries@brighthorizons.com

Website: www.brighthorizons.co.uk

Managing director: James Tugendhat

General manager: Lydia Hopper

Established: 1988

Owns or manages 308 nurseries: Aberdeen 1 (35), Aberdeen 2 (62), Aberdeen 3 (67), Aberdeen 4 (99), Aberdeen 5 (53), Aberdeen 6 (58), Aberdeen 7 (41); Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria (62); Berkshire: Bracknell 1 (96), Bracknell 2 (50), Chineham (108), Reading 1 (121), Reading 2 (43), Reading 3 (120), Sonning (169), Wokingham (83); Birmingham, W Midlands (64); Bramingham, Beds (134); Bournemouth, Dorset (86); Blantyre, S. Lanarkshire (100); Bristol 1 (56); Burnaston, Derbyshire (57); Cambridgeshire: Cambridge 1 (152), Cambridge 2 (88), Cambridge 3 (76), Cambridge Science Park (148), Ely (120), Fulbourn (108); Cheltenham, Glos (50); Cheshire: Callands (123), Chester (60), Crewe (104), Timperley (88), Tytherington (90), Wilmslow 1 (96), Wilmslow 2 (80); Chesham, Bucks (68);Cirencester, Glos (68); Crawley 1, W Sussex (92); Edinburgh 1 (49), Edinburgh 2 (101), Edinburgh 3 (69), Edinburgh 4 (65), Edinburgh 5 (112), Edinburgh 6 (75), Edinburgh 7 (70), Edinburgh 8 (59); Essex: Brentwood (130), Chigwell (118), Epping (92), Gaynes Park (66), Loughton (56), Saffron Walden 1 (79), Woodford Green (60); Glasgow 1 (113), Glasgow 2 (82), Glasgow 3 (85); Hants: Andover (40), Basingstoke (90), Farnborough (104), Fleet (120), Southampton (81); Herts: Hemel Hempstead 1 (54), Hemel Hempstead 2 (92), Watford 1 (92), Watford 2 (63); Hinxton, S. Cambs (91); Kent: Beckenham 1 (52), Beckenham 2 (64), Bexleyheath (92), Bickley (88), Bromley (74), Dartford (175), Kings Hill (129), Maidstone 1 (96), Maidstone 2 (54), Swanscombe (144), Sevenoaks (63), Tonbridge (62), Tunbridge Wells (79); Lancaster, Lancs (62); Leeds, Yorks (69); Liverpool 1 (89), Liverpool 2 (60); London: Bank Street (53), Barnes (79), Barnet (38), Beaufort Park (102), Brentford (72), Bridgewater Square (54), Broadgate (80), Canada Square (100), Carshalton (65), Chelsea (49), Chiswick(87), Chiswick Park (75), Clapham 1 (137), Clapham 2 (61), Columbus Courtyard (110), Coulsdon (84), Croydon (80), Crouch End 1 (88), Crouch End 2 (79), Dulwich (33), East Barnet (86), East Greenwich (52), East India Dock 1 (84), East India Dock 2 (74), Feltham (55), Finchley (96), Finsbury Park (97), Fulham 1 (137), Fulham 2 (99), Greenwich (61), Hackney (48), Heron Quays (162), Highams Park (61), Highbury (70), Highgate (55), Holland Park (79), Hyde Park (46), King Charles Street – FCO (46), Kingston 1 (98), Kingston 2 (119), Lee Park (54), Lewisham (63), Mount Carmel (84), Mount Vernon (124), New Southgate (58), North Cheam (80), Northwick Park (140), RAF Northolt (74), Raynes Park (62), Regents Park (75), Richmond 1 (71), Richmond 2 (71), Southfields (50), Southgate (99), Spitalfields (50), Streatham (52), St John’s Wood (92), Sutton (55), Tabard Square (96), Teddington 1 (78), Teddington 2 (80), Tooting (156), Twickenham 1 (44), Twickenham 2 (71), Wandsworth (105), Wandsworth Common (68), Wembley (120), West Dulwich (76), West Hampstead (164), Whitehall – MoD (38), Wimbledon (95); Leeds (200); Manchester 1 (75), Manchester 2 (100), Manchester 3 (114), Manchester 4 (70), Manchester 5 (99); Milton Keynes, Bucks (100); Northampton (58); Oxhill, S. Warks (95); Oxon: Abingdon 1 (130), Abingdon 2 (84), Didcot 1 (105), Didcot 2 (92), Didcot 3 (112), Oxford 1 (54), Oxford 2 (60), Oxford 3 (47), Oxford 4 (144), Oxford 5 (89), Oxford 6 (100), Oxford 7 (82), Wallingford (134); Poole 1, Dorset (42), Poole 2 (48); Renfrew, Renfrewshire (52); Salisbury, Wilts (65); Sheffield 1, S Yorks (84), Sheffield 2 (51); Solihull, W. Mids (90); Stoke Gifford, S. Glocs (117); Suffolk: Bury St Edmunds (97), Ipswich (90), Sudbury (62); Surrey: Banstead (107), Caterham (98), Church Crookham (80), Dorking (91), Egham (72), Epsom (70), Esher 1 (85), Esher 2 (50), Farnham 1 (92), Farnham 2 (97), Frimley Green (80), Godalming (56), Guildford 1 (96), Guildford 2 (89), Hinchley Wood (78), Reigate (96), Sunbury-on-Thames (50), Windlesham (105), Woking 1 (64), Woking 2 (80), Weybridge (86); Swindon, Wilts (45); Warks: Barford (45), Kenilworth (67), Rugby (64), Southam (56)

Asquith Day Nurseries and pre-schools: Basildon, Essex (83); Bolton, Lancs (75); Bristol (48); Canterbury, Kent (143); Cardiff (51); Caterham, Surrey (72); Cheshunt, Herts (77); Chigwell, Essex (71); Chingford, Essex (61); Crofton, Kent (68); Derby (70); Epping, Essex (77); Epsom, Surrey (84); Harpenden 1, Herts (57), Harpenden 2 (110); Haslemere, Surrey (93); Hinckley, Leics (104); Hull, E Yorks (77); Kew, Surrey (66); Kirkby, Liverpool (67); Lichfield, Staffs (134); London: Balham (65), Battersea (77), Chancellor Grove (76), Bromley (115), Enfield 1 (38), Enfield 2 (69), Enfield 3 (52), Enfield 4 (75), Golders Green (53), Harrow (88), Hampton Wick (74), Hatch End 1 (79), Hatch End 2 (72), Hounslow (91), Hendon (73), Kingston (73), New Eltham (90), Peckham Rye (81), Putney (62), Raynes Park (45), Richmond 1 (60), Sidcup (47), Teddington (97), Twickenham 1 (121), Twickenham 2 (24), West Hampstead (84), Wood Green (82); Longfield, Kent (98); Macclesfield, Cheshire (65); Maidstone, Kent (56); Milford, Staffs (76); Milton Keynes: Stony Stratford (93), Wavendon (65); Moortown, Leeds (56); Nottingham (87); Portsmouth, Hants (70); Potters Bar, Herts (130); Redhill, Surrey (93); Reigate, Surrey (109); Sawbridgeworth, Herts (56); Sidcup, Kent (54); Slough, Berks (62); Solihull, W Midlands (64); Southampton 1, Hants (83), Southampton 2 (78), Southampton 3 (62); Surbiton, Surrey (80); Swindon, Wilts (68); Thatcham, Berks (85); Tingley, Leeds (78); Tunbridge Wells 1, Kent (40), Tunbridge Wells 2 (72); Warrington, Cheshire (108); Wilmington, Kent (70); Windsor, Berks (80); Woking, Surrey (84)

Yellow Dot Nurseries: Ampfield (64), Andover (75), Chandlers Ford 1 (64), Chandlers Ford 2 – kindergarten (24), Chilworth (64), Eastleigh (75), Fair Oak (67), Hedge End (64), North Baddesley (64), Otterbourne (90), Romsey (66), Winchester (75) – all in Hants

Zoom Nurseries: London: Blackheath (73), Brockley (101), Eltham (71), Hither Green 1 (73), Hither Green 2 (30)

2 after-school clubs: Loughton (25);Epping (24) – both in Essex

Places: 24,805

Employees: Circa 8,600

BRIGHT KIDS

Head office: Millennium House, High Street, Studley, Warks B80 7HL

Tel: 01527 452430

Email: tricia@bright-kids.co.uk

Website: www.bright-kids.co.uk

Chief executive: Tricia Wellings

Head of operations: Emma Beard

Established: 1999

Owns 3 nurseries: Crabbs Cross, Worcs (55); Northfield, Birmingham (80); Studley, Warks (52)

4 out-of-school clubs: Crabbs Cross (24); Matchborough, Worcs (24); Studley (26); Wigwam at Wychall School, Birmingham (32). Also runs atraining academy offering short courses to settings across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Places: 187

Employees: 65

BRIGHTSPARKS DAY NURSERIES

Head office: Meadow Hill, Purley, Surrey CR8 3HL

Tel: 020 8660 2340

Website: www.brightsparksdaynurseries.co.uk

Email: brightsparks1@icloud.com

Directors: Emma Jones, Helen Simpson

Established: 1999

Owns 6 nurseries: Eltham (33), New Malden (58), Old Coulsdon (46), Purley (61), Purley Way (58), Selsdon (55) – all Surrey

Places: 311

Employees: 75

BRISTOL CHILDCARE*

Head office: The Elms Farm Office, Upper Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4LQ

Tel: 01454 614 273

Email: headoffice@bristolchildcare.co.uk

Website: www.bristolchildcare.co.uk

Director: Saffia Bullock

Established: 1971

Owns 3 nurseries: Clifton (65), Filton (57), Knowle (80) – all in Bristol

Places: 202

Employees: 49

BROOKLANDS CHILDCARE

Head office: 137b Market Street, Hindley, Wigan WN2 3AA

Tel: 01942 760044

Email: hindley2@brooklandschildcare.co.uk

Website: www.brooklandschildcare.co.uk

Owners: Ivan Rawlins, Linda Rawlins

Established: 1990

Owns 5 nurseries: Ashton-in-Makerfield (121), Garswood (94), Hindley 1 (89), Hindley 2 (134), Leigh (46) – all in Lancs

Places: 484

Employees: 144

BROWN BEAR CHILDCARE

Head office: 18 Douglas Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JE

Tel: 0161 483 7369

Directors: Renee Dickens, Wendy Hartley

Established: 2002

Owns 4 nurseries: Stockport, Greater Manchester: Bredbury (37), Brinnington (28), Great Moor (42), Reddish (60)

Places: 167

Employees: 36

THE BUSY BEES GROUP

Operating under the Busy Bees, Careshare, Caring Daycare (acquired 2014), Kinder Nurseries (acquired 2014), Just Learning, Nunu and Tibbi Tots brands, as well as Bush Babies and Kids 1st (acquired 2015/16) and Treetops and Bramleys (acquired 2017). It acquired Mace Montessori and Daisy and Jake in 2018

Head office: St Matthews, Shaftsbury Drive, Burntwood, Staffs WS7 9QP

Tel: 01543 678450

Email: info@busybees.com

Website: www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk

Directors: Simon Irons, Margaret Randles, Cheryl Creaser, Clare Phizacklea, Steve Eccleston, Matthew Muller, Jitin Topiwala, Keelie Leahy, Louise Copson

Established: 1983

Owns and manages 353 nurseries: Apsley, Herts (88);Ashford 1, Kent (87), Ashford 2 (108), Ashford 3 (108); Ayr (81); Basingstoke 1, Hants (98), Basingstoke 2 (100), Basingstoke 3 (100); Bedford 1 (100), Bedford 2 (112), Bedford 3 (78); Beverley, E Yorks (108); Bicester, Oxon (108); Biggleswade, Beds (106); Birmingham: Aston (77), Edgbaston (116), Longbridge (64), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (133); Bishops Stortford 1, Herts (55), Bishops Stortford 2 (80); Blaydon-on-Tyne, Gateshead (68); Braintree 1, Essex (87), Braintree 2 (100); Bridgend (108); Brighton, E Sussex (94); Bristol: Barrs Court (116), Bradley Stoke (92), Emersons Green (105), Portishead (91), Stoke Gifford (108); Bromborough, Wirral (105); Bromsgrove, Warks (86); Brough, E Yorks (108); Burntwood, Staffs (111); Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs (108); Bury St Edmonds, West Suffolk Hospital (96); Camberley, Surrey (89); Canterbury, Kent (79); Cardiff 1 (66), Cardiff 2 (100); Carshalton, Surrey (98); Chandlers Ford, Hants (114); Chatham, Kent (78); Cheadle 1, Cheshire (67), Cheadle 2 (116); Cheam, Surrey (88); Chelmsford 1, Essex (96), Chelmsford 2 (102); Cheltenham 1, Glos (56), Cheltenham 2 (90); Chichester, Hants (98); Chippenham, Wilts (106); Chislehurst, Kent (100); Chorley, Lancs (147); Colchester 1, Essex (84), Colchester 2 (109); Corby, Northants (85); Coventry 1, Walsgrave Hospital, Warks (117), Coventry 2 (54), Coventry 3 (46); Crawley, W Sussex (132); Darlington, Co Durham (88); Daventry, Northants (97); Derby 1 (107), Derby 2 (110); Dorking 1, Surrey (44), Dorking 2 (52); Droitwich Spa, W. Mids (120); Dundee 1 (58), Dundee 2 (92); Dunfermline 1, Fife (108), Dunfermline 2 (89); Eastbourne, E Sussex (100); East Kilbride (86); East Malling, Kent (84); Edinburgh 1 (58), Edinburgh 2 (93), Edinburgh 3 (90), Edinburgh 4 (55), Edinburgh 5 (85), Edinburgh 6 (88), Edinburgh 7 (132); Egham, Surrey (97); Evesham, Worcs (110); Ewloe, Flintshire (129); Farnborough 1, Hants (159), Farnborough 2 (96); Formby, Merseyside (66); Gillingham 1, Kent (112), Gillingham 2 (98), Gillingham 3 (140); Glasgow 1 (51), Glasgow 2 (91), Glasgow 3 (77); Glenrothes, Fife (103); Godalming 1, Surrey (87), Godalming 2 (136); Gravesend, Essex (116); Grays 1, Essex (98), Grays 2 (92); Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (71); Guildford 1, Surrey (86), Guildford 2 (84); Harlow, Essex (105); Harpenden 1, Herts (64), Harpenden 2 (55); Haslemere, Surrey (88); Haywards Heath, W Sussex (72); Hempstead, Kent (76); Hertford (44); High Wycombe, Bucks(91); Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (105); Horsham, W Sussex (130); Hove, E Sussex (74); Hull (60); Huntingdon, Cambs (100); Ingleby Barwick, S. Yorks (86); Inverness (80); Ipswich 1, Suffolk (94), Ipswich 2 (105); Kettering, Northants (112); Lancaster (151); Leamington Spa, Warks (109); Leeds 1, Yorks (175), Leeds 2 (100); Leicester 1 (130), Leicester 2 (116), Leicester 3 (110); Letchworth, Herts (104); Lewes, E Sussex (51); Lightwater, Surrey (50); Liverpool (55); Livingston 1, W Lothian (92), Livingston 2 (103); London: Battersea (95), Bexley Heath (100), Charlton (95), Chingford (108), Chiswick 1 (74), Chiswick 2 (80), Croydon 1 (112), Croydon 2 (67), Enfield (120), Finchley (69), Greenwich (51), Hammersmith 1 (99), Hammersmith 2 (81), Heathrow (100), Hillingdon (114), Ilford (124), Leytonstone (100), Lewisham (68), Mill Hill (78), Putney (24), Royal Victoria Docks (107), Russell Square (40), Shadwell (106), Walthamstow (140), Wandsworth 1 (118), Wandsworth 2 (109), West Hampstead (73), Westminster (100), Whitechapel (121); Long Eaton, Derbyshire (113); Loughborough, Leics (40); Maidenhead 1, Berks (90), Maidenhead 2 (80), Maidenhead 3 (85); Maidstone 1, Kent (112), Maidstone 2 (50), Maidstone 3 (30), Maidstone 4 (47); Manchester: Fallowfield (79), Salford University (104); Market Harborough, Leics (118); Melrose, Scottish Borders (75); Meopham, Kent (104); Milton Keynes 1, Bucks (96), Milton Keynes 2 (101), Milton Keynes 3 (100); Morden, Surrey (66); Newbury, Berks (104); Newcastle (110); Northampton 1 (104), Northampton 2 (111), Northampton 3 (92); Northwich, Cheshire (107); Norwich: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (114), Norwich 2 (112), Norwich 3 (112), Norwich 4 (72); Nottingham: City Hospital (114), Daybrook (120), Southwell (48), University of Nottingham (96), Wollaton (96); Oxford (110); Perivale, Middlesex (76); Peterborough, Cambs (104); Plymouth, Devon (67); Portsmouth, Hants (126); Preston 1, Lancs (60), Preston 2 (160), Preston 3 (30), Preston 4 (136); Quedgeley, Glos (105); Rainham, Kent (81); Reading 1, Berks (109), Reading 2 (93); Reigate, Surrey (93); Rotherham, S Yorks (85); Rugby, Warks (84); Sale, Greater Manchester (66); Salisbury, Wilts (93); Sandbach, Cheshire (62);Sevenoaks, Kent (92); Shellingford, Oxon (55);Shenley, Herts (110); Shrewsbury, Shropshire (119); Sittingbourne, Kent (77); Solihull 1, W Midlands (100), Solihull 2 (103); Southport, Lancs (111);St Albans 1, Herts(63), St Albans 2 (65), St Albans 3 (120), St Albans City Hospital (51); Stevenage 1, Herts (98), Stevenage 2 (112);Stokenchurch, Bucks (58);Stowmarket, Suffolk (106); Sudbury Hill, Middlesex (99); Sunderland 1, Tyne and Wear (129), Sunderland 2 (90), Sunderland 3 (82), Sunderland 4 (99); Swindon 1, Wilts (76), Swindon 2 (100), Swindon 3 (106); Telford 1, Shropshire (108), Thames Ditton, Surrey (89); Thetford, Norfolk (73); Trowbridge, Wilts (100); Tunbridge Wells, Kent (90); Walsall, W Midlands (25); Wakefield, W Yorks (112); Warwick, Warks (115); Watford General Hospital, Herts (46); Wellingborough, Northants (100); Welwyn 1, Herts (46), Welwyn 2 (72), Welwyn Garden City (74);West Byfleet, Surrey (53);Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (49); Weymouth, Dorset (52); Wigan 1, Greater Manchester (76), Wigan 2 (94); Wirral 1, Merseyside (95), Wirral 2 (95), Wirral 3 (135), Wirral 4 (95), Wirral 5 (135), Wirral 6 (105); Woking 1, Surrey (117), Woking 2 (65), Woking 3 (77); Worcester (104); Worthing, W Sussex (69); York (120)

2 children’s centres:

Godalming; Woking – both in Surrey

1 independent school:

Meredale Independent School, Rainham, London

Bush Babies Children’s Nurseries: Blaby (60), Countesthorpe (54), Leicester (54), Oadby (52), Thurmaston (86), Wigston 1 (49), Wigston 2 (75) – all in Leicestershire

Kids 1st Day Nurseries: Ashington, Northumberland, Wansbeck General Hospital (112);Ashbrooke, Sunderland (108); Billingham, Tees Valley, Wynyard Business Park (108);Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees (108); Darlington (108); Durham, University Hospital (99); Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (108); Gosforth, Tyne and Wear (108); Hexham, Northumberland, Hexham General Hospital (112); Jesmond, Tyne and Wear (108); Low Fell, Tyne and Wear (108);Newcastle, Quorum Business Park (108); North Shields, North Tyneside General Hospital (112)

Treetops Nurseries:

Ashbourne (81), Barlborough (83), Belper 1 (90), Belper 2 (90), Derby 1 (58), Derby 2 (65), Derby 3 (64) – all in Derbyshire; Beechwood, Wirral (68); Biggleswade (112), Sandy (70), Stotford (64) – all in Beds; Birlingham, Worcs (62); Bolton, Lancs (78); Cheam, Surrey (83); Chester, Cheshire (76); Dudley, W Midlands (100); Epsom, Surrey (84); Gloucester (68); Guildford, Surrey (104); Headingley, Leeds (54); Hyde, Cheshire (90);Irby, Wirral (70); Kettering, Northants (92); King’s Heath, Birmingham (74); London: Ealing 1 (52), Ealing 2 (50), Ealing 3 (39), Ealing Common (39), Fulham (130), Harlesden (66), Harrow (56), Kenton (72), Kilburn (70), Mottingham (50), Teddington (63), West Ealing (104); Mansfield, Notts (75); Matlock, Derbyshire (82); Oaklands, Wirral (65); Peterborough, Cambs (50); Pudsey, Leeds (92); Reading, Berks (58); St Neots, Cambs (93); Sutton 1, Surrey (46), Sutton 2 (79); Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (45); Tewkesbury, Glos (56); Toton, Nottingham (65); Uttoxeter, Staffs (77); Worksop, Notts (85)

Kindercare: East Keswick (105), Harrogate 1 (60), Harrogate 2 (85), Harrogate 3 (126), Harrogate 4 (35), Harrogate 5 (146), Leeds 1 (55), Leeds 2 (130), Leeds 3 (75), York (45) – all in Yorkshire

Bramleys: Oxfordshire 1 (102), Oxfordshire 2 (89), Oxfordshire 3 (88); Salisbury, Wilts (46)

Places: 31,514

Employees: 9,000

BUSY NOUGHT TO FIVES

Head office: 10 Brimstage Road, Gayton, Wirral CH60 1XG

Tel: 0151 342 2714

Email: info@busy05.co.uk

Website: www.busy05.co.uk

Directors: Emma Collins, Kevin Collins

Established: 1992

Owns 6 nurseries: Liverpool 1 (84), Liverpool 2 (63); South Wirral (102); Warrington 1, Cheshire (129), Warrington2 (119); Wirral (84)

Places: 581

Employees: 150

Plans: Seeking sites for expansion throughout the UK.

BUTTERCUPS

Head office: 24a Popes Lane, South Ealing W5 4NB

Tel: 020 8840 4838

Director: Carol Whitehouse

Established: 1980

Owns 8 nurseries: Chalfont St Peter, Bucks (71); London: Acton (41), Brentford (52), Chiswick 1 (42), Chiswick 2, Homefields (31), Ealing (72), Isleworth (52), Teddington (31)

Places: 392

Employees: 105

BUTTONS DAY NURSERY SCHOOLS

Head office: c/o Eduko Education, Regus, 400 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN4 7PA

Tel: 020 8840 3355

Email: admissions@buttonsdaynursery.co.uk

Website: www.buttonsdaynursery.co.uk

Proprietors: Eduko Education

Established: 2001

Owns 4 nurseries: Bournemouth, Dorset (101); London: Hampton (49), Hanwell (86), Teddington (52)

Places: 288

Employees: 78

CARING KINDERGARTENS

Head office: 2 Ferro Fields, Brixworth, Northants NN6 9UA

Tel: 01604 882241

Email: mail@caringkindergartens.co.uk

Website: www.caringkindergartens.co.uk

Proprietor: George Wright

Head of childcare: Karl Goodridge

Established: 1992

Owns 7 nurseries: Brooklands, Milton Keynes, Bucks (139); Daventry (90), Duston (133), Wellingborough (120) – all in Northants; Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton (72); Peterborough Business Park, Cambs (112); Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (55);

Places: 721

Employees: 117

CAROUSEL NURSERIES

Head office: Glenfield House, 69 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton G82 1RE

Tel: 01389 763763

Directors: Anne Jenkins, Claire Rowan

Email: carouselnursery@aol.com

Website: www.carouselnurseries.co.uk

Established: 1995

Owns 3 nurseries: Alexandria, W Dunbartonshire (73); Clyde, Argyll and Bute (56); Dumbarton, W Dunbartonshire (75)

1 out-of-school club: Dumbarton (54)

Places: 204

Employees: 106

CATHERINE HOUSE DAY NURSERY SCHOOLS

Head office: 9 St Agnes Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9PH

Tel: 0121 449 1444

Fax: 0121 449 1440

Email: info@catherinehousedaynursery.com

Website: www.catherinehousedaynursery.com

Directors: Rita Howe-Douglas, Matthew Poray

Established: 1987

Owns 5 nurseries: Birmingham: Moseley (60), Northfield (40); Brockley, London (70); Northampton (55); Walsall, W Midlands (50)

Places: 275

Employees: 120

CHAPTER ONE CHILDCARE

Head office: Country Park Nursery, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 2NA

Tel: 0845 1771008

Email: info@chapteronechildcare.com

Websites: www.chapteronechildcare.com, www.chapteronetreetops.com

Owners: Diane Gillam, Jon Gillam

Established: 2004

Owns 7 nurseries: Edinburgh: Douglas Gardens (12), Kirk Brae (36), Shawfair (56), Treetops Outdoor Nursery (30); Dalkeith, Midlothian (70); Farnley 1, N Yorks (19), Farnley 2 (20). Also owns 2 nurseries in Oman

Places: 243

Employees: 85

CHEEKY MONKEYS DAY NURSERY & PRE SCHOOLS

Head office: William Harris Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JW

Tel: 01206 574402

Email: colchester@cheekymonkeysessex.co.uk

Website: www.cheekymonkeyessex.co.uk

Directors: Helen Palmer, Stephen Hall

Operations manager: Tracy Hughes

Established: 2002

Owns 3 nurseries: Colchester 1 – Earls Colne (66), Colchester 2 (66), Colchester 3 (26)

Places: 158

Employees: 70

Out of school: School drop-offs, collection and school holiday club services for children up to the age of 8.

Plans: To open 3 new nurseries.

CHERRY CHILDCARE

Head office: Frimley Road, Ash Vale, Surrey GU12 5NZ

Tel: 01252 546190

Managing director: Nigel Rolfe

Directors: Trisha Fisher, Rachael Wolfenden, Zoe Rolfe

Email: info@cherrychildcare.co.uk

Website: www.cherrychildcare.co.uk

Established: 1993

Owns 11 nurseries: Addlestone, Surrey (106); Ash Vale, Hants (120); Epsom, Surrey (94); Hayling Island 1, Hants (34), Hayling Island 2 (50); High Wycombe, Bucks (62); Langstone, Hants (52); Pirbright, Surrey (73); Sandhurst, Berks (48); Stoneleigh, Surrey (96); Weybridge, Surrey (30)

Places: 765

Employees: 230

CHERRYTREES CHILDREN’S NURSERIES

Head office: 3 Abbey Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1JP

Tel: 01368 860555

Email: lkbennet@yahoo.com

Website: www.cherrytreenurseries.co.uk

Directors: Lisa Bennet, Stewart Bennet and David Robertson

Established: 2000

Owns 4 nurseries: Dunbar, E Lothian (83); Edinburgh (116); Hawick (64), Melrose (83) –both in Scottish Borders

Places: 346

Employees: 90

CHERUB NURSERIES AND PRE-SCHOOLS

Head office: Lindsey Place, Anlaby Road, Hull HU4 6AJ

Tel: 01482 509598

Email: anlaby-manager@cherubnurseries.com

Website: www.cherubnurseries.com

Proprietor: Beaconhouse Group

Established: 1976

Owns 3 nurseries: Beverley, E Yorks (73); Hull: Anlaby Road (125), Leads Road (67)

Places: 265

Employees: 53

CHERUBS NURSERIES

Part of Childcare East Midlands

Head office: Welbeck Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire NG19 9LA

Tel: 01623 420940

Managing director: Susan Mills

Director: Robert Everist

Operations manager: Sarah Savage

Established: 1993

Owns 11 nurseries: Kimberley (114), Mansfield 1 (55), Mansfield 2 (55), Mansfield 3 (63), Mansfield 4 (50), Mansfield Woodhouse (147), Nottingham 1 (80), Nottingham 2 (80), Ravenshead (120), Worksop (55) – all in Notts; Derby (55). Also offers wraparound care and holiday clubs at various locations.

Places: 874

Employees: 250

Plans: To expand throughout Nottinghamshire and the Midlands.

THE CHESHIRE DAY NURSERY GROUP

Head office: Winwick

Hollins Drive, Winwick,

Cheshire WA2 8RS

Tel: 01925 655498

Email: winnick@cheshiredaynurserygroup.com

Website: www.thecheshiredaynursery.co.uk

Directors: Julie Mannering, Brenda Burling

Established: 1999

Owns 5 nurseries: Warrington 1 (31), Warrington 2 (116), Warrington 3 (80), Warrington 4 (78), Warrington 5 (137) – all in Cheshire

Places: 442

Employees: 120

CHESTNUT NURSERY SCHOOLS

Head office: 177 Earlham Grove, London E7 9AP

Tel: 020 8555 9800

Email: earlham@chestnut-nursery.co.uk

Website: www.chestnut-nursery.co.uk

Directors: David Saunders, Steven Davies, Karen Broughton

Established: 2002

Owns 17 nurseries: Cambridge 1 (99), Cambridge 2 (38); London: Barking 1 (89), Barking 2 (57), Barking 3 (76), Barking 4 (80), Brixton (66), Dagenham 1 (52), Dagenham 2 (61), Dagenham 3 (69), Dagenham 4 (49), Forest Gate 1 (44), Forest Gate 2 (50), Forest Gate 3 (46), Woodford Green (63); Norwich 1 (71), Norwich 2 (119)

Places: 1,129

Employees: 378

Plans: To expand in Cambridge, London and Norwich.

CHILD CENTRED NURSERIES

Head office: Highwood House, Maldon Road, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 2JP

Tel: 01245 382582

Email: info@childcentrednurseries.co.uk

Website: www.childcentrednurseries.co.uk

Directors: Stephen Field, Melanie Field

Established: 1995

Owns 6 nurseries: Colchester 1, (88), Colchester 2 (48), Colchester 3 (46), Hatfield Peverel (60), Kelvedon (58), Witham (73) – all in Essex

Places: 373

Employees: 126

Plans: To develop existing nurseries and look at potential for new-build and acquisition.

CHILD FIRST

Head office: Moulton Lodge, Moulton Way, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RW

Tel: 07831 635802

Email: tom.s@childfirst.co.uk

Website: www.childfirst.co.uk

Director: Tom Shea

Established: 2007

Owns and manages 6 nurseries: Aylesbury 1, Bucks (95), Aylesbury 2 (100); Banbury 1, Oxon (75); Bicester, Oxon (116); Moulton, Northants (126); Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire (90)

Places: 602

Employees: 187

CHILD’S PLAY

Head office: Unit 3, Metropolitan Business Park, Preston New Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9LT

Email: info@childsplayblackpool.co.uk

Website: www.childsplayblackpool.co.uk

Directors: David Sloane, Sarah Sloane

Established: 2001

Owns 6 nurseries: Blackpool North (80), Blackpool Marton 1 (60), Blackpool Marton 2 (60), Blackpool Central (60), Blackpool South 1 (60), Blackpool South 2 (120)

Places: 440

Employees: 130

CHILDBASE PARTNERSHIP

Head office: Kingston House, Northampton Road, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK16 8NJ

Tel: 01908 211699

Email: info@childbase.com

Website: www.childbasepartnership.com

Established: 1989

Directors: Michael Thompson (chairman), Virginia Mead-Herbert (managing director), Emma Rooney (operations director), Louise Hill (deputy operations director), Paul Thompson (finance director)

Operates 41 nurseries: Aylesbury, Bucks – Stoke Mandeville Hospital (101), Aylesbury, Bucks (73);Bedford (108); Edgbaston, Birmingham (94); Buckingham (79); Cambridge: University of Cambridge 1 (120), University of Cambridge 2 (79); Chobham, Surrey (113); Coventry, Warks (70); Cranfield, Beds, Cranfield University (92); Finchampstead, Berks (71); Hemel Hempstead, Herts (102); Hitchin, Herts (83); Hertford (67); Kettering, Northants (116); Leamington Spa, Warks (116); Leighton Buzzard, Beds (99); London: Chiswick (88), High Barnet (77), Southall (136), Winchmore Hill (86); Luton, Beds (100); Maidenhead, Berks (91); Marlow, Bucks (43); Milton Keynes, Bucks (83); Newport Pagnell, Bucks (64); Northampton – Northampton General Hospital (105); Nottingham (88); Orpington, Kent (148); Oxford: Churchill Hospital (131), John Radcliffe Hospital (128); Purley, Surrey (67); Reading, Berks (116); Sandhurst, Berks (89); St Albans, Herts (51); Staines, Surrey (133); Swindon, Wilts (121); Twyford, Berks (104); Welwyn Garden City, Herts (75); Winchester 1, Hants (124), Winchester 2 – University College (68)

Places: 3,899

Employees: 1,950

CHILDCARE AND LEARNING GROUP

Operating under the Cranbrook, Castle, Working Mums and South West London Nursery Co brands

Head office: The Old Post Office, Antlands Lane East, Horley, Surrey RH6 9TE

Tel: 01293 772561

Director: Robert Shannon

Established: 1982

Owns 15 nurseries: Crawley, West Sussex (84); Guildford, Surrey 1 (80), Guildford 2 (39); Haywards Heath, West Sussex (56); Horley 1, Surrey (50), Horley 2 (72); London: Clapham 1 (86), Clapham 2 (66), East Sheen (77), Fulham 1 (84), Fulham 2 (74), Hammersmith (60), Mortlake (54), New Malden (70); Shamley Green, Surrey (39)

1 after-school club: Horley, Surrey (36)

Places: 991

Employees: 284

CHILDCARE SCOTLAND

Head office: Burnside House, Kilwinning Rd, Irvine KA12 8RU

Tel: 01294 277950

Directors: Meg McLeod and Yvonne McDowall

Email: childcarescothq@aol.com

Website: www.childcarescotlandnurseries.com

Established: 1989

Owns 9 nurseries: Aberdeen (108); Edinburgh (105); Falkirk (68); Glasgow: Caledonian University (59), Glasgow University (79), Strathclyde University (56); Irvine (142), Kilmarnock (119), Largs (48) – all in Ayrshire

Places: 784

Employees: 190

CHILDREN 1ST

Head office: Mayfield House, 1 Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1HQ

Tel: 0800 6521052

Email: enquiry.children1st@breedonhouse.co.uk

Website: www.children1stdaynurseries.com

Founder and executive chair: Margaret Mason

Co-founder: Hugh Mason

Directors: Adrian Mason, Cathy Griffin, Julia Mason (operations)

Established: 1988

Owns 24 nurseries: Birstall, Leics (73); Chesterfield 1, Derbyshire (60), Chesterfield 2 (136); Clowne, Derbyshire (120); Hathern, Leics (69); Grantham, Lincs (112); Leek 1, Staffordshire (80), Leek 2 (32); Leicester (96); Lincoln 1 (96), Lincoln 2 (96), Lincoln 3 (90); Nottingham 1 (120), Nottingham 2 (52), Nottingham 3 (90), Nottingham 4 (96), Nottingham 5 (120), Nottingham 6 (70); Newark, Notts (80); Sheffield, S Yorks (145); Loughborough, Leicestershire (96); Stoke-on-Trent 1, Staffs (140), Stoke-on-Trent 2 (96); Syston, Leics (99)

Places: 2,264

Employees: 650

CHILDREN 4 MOST

Head office: Children 4 Most at Squirrels Wood, Cemetery Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5AH

Tel: 0161 336 3221

Email: info@children4most.co.uk

Website: www.children4most.co.uk

Owners: Nicola Sullivan, Alison Davies

Established: 2000

Owns 3 nurseries: Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester (36); Audenshaw, Greater Manchester (95); Hyde, Cheshire (76)

Places: 207

Employees: 90

Children’s Corner Childcare

Head office: Unit 1 Sandsgate, Sunnybank Mills, Farsley Town Street, Leeds LS28

Tel: 0113 257 5625

Email: info@childrenscornerchildcare.co.uk

Website: www.childrenscornerchildcare.co.uk

Directors: Lesley Dawson, Allan Dawson

Established: 1998

Owns 6 nurseries: Leeds: Bardsey (22, plus 40 out-of-school), Farsley (46, plus 24 out-of-school), Granary Wharf (27), Headingley (20), Moorlands (27), Valley View (46, plus 40 out-of-school)

4 out-of-school play schemes: The Grammar School, Rose Court, Wigton Moor Primary School and Chapel Allerton.

Also runs holiday clubs at Bardsey Primary, Chapel Alterton Primary, Farsley – Springbank Primary, Rose Court, The Grammar School At Leeds, Moorlands School, Valley View Primary and Wigton Moor Primary – all in Leeds.

Places: 188

Employees: 120

Children’s Place day nurseries

Head office: 1 Hind Street, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8JT

Tel: 01274 601575 Email: info@childrens-place.co.uk

Website: www.childrens-place.co.uk

Directors: Debbie Burke, David Burke

Established: 1991

Owns and manages 14 nurseries: Bradford: Barkerend (61), Burnett Fields (50), Daisy Hill (56), Gateway (52), Great Horton (48), Heaton (32), Mayfield (40), Owlet (70), St James (40), Summerfield (39); Dewsbury (51); Halifax (59); Huddersfield (53); Ravensthorpe (66) – all in W Yorks

Places: 717

Employees: 200

Christopher Robin Day Nurseries

Head office: Elmdon House,116 London Road, Guildford GU1 1TN

Tel: 01483 452554

Website: www.daynurseriessurrey.co.uk

Director: Penny Owen

Established: 1986

Owns 5 nurseries: Cranleigh, Surrey (44); Guildford, Surrey: Burpham (52), London Road (64), Wood Street Village (46); Woking, Surrey (60). Also operates children’s centre at Cranleigh (community services for families and young children).

Places: 266

Employees: 93

clear day nurseries

Head office: Block D, 17 Heron Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9LE

Tel: 02890 419199 Email: audrey@cleardaynurseries.com

Website: www.cleardaynurseries.com

Owner: Colin Johnston

Operations director: Audrey McCracken

Established: 2005

Owns 6 nurseries: Belfast: Dundonald (96), Ulsterville Avenue (83); Dollingstown, Co Down (72); Glengormley, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim (140); Portadown, Co Armagh (54), Bangor (100)

Places: 545

Employees: 193

Plans: To open 2 nurseries: Pipers Quay, Lisburn (100); Waterside Centre, Londonderry (78).

COMPLETE CHILDCARE GROUP

Head office: i2 Offices, 450 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading, Berkshire RG2 6UU

Tel: 0118 965 4154

Email: enquiries@completechildcare.co.uk

Website: www.completechildcare.co.uk

Director: Alec Hodson

Established: 1986

Owns 14 nurseries: Arborfield (91), Bracknell (124), Finchampstead 1 (44), Finchampstead 2 (60), Lower Earley (80), Earley (28), Newbury (70), Reading 1 (57), Reading 2 (60), Wokingham 1 (34), Wokingham 2 (59), Winnersh (83), Woosehill (54) – all in Berks; Banbury, Oxon (80)

Places: 924

Employees: 280

Plans: To continue expanding in Berks and Oxon.

THE CO-OPERATIVE CHILDCARE

Head office: Co-operative House, Warwick Technology Park, Warwick CV34 6DA

Tel: 0800 954 0669

Email: info@ccc.coop

Website: www.thecooperativechildcare.coop

Group manager: Sally Mayer

Established: 2003

Owns 44 nurseries: Birmingham 1 (60), Birmingham 2 (120), Birmingham 3 (120); Bristol (98); Burton, Staffs (58); Cainscross, Stroud (61), Cam, Dursley (45) – both in Glos; Carterton, Oxon (86); Chichester, W Sussex (66); Dewsbury, W Yorks (49); Leamington Spa, Warks (140); Littlehampton, W Sussex (113); London: Bounds Green (83), Charlton (62), Croydon, Mayday Hospital NHS Trust (65), Croydon, New Addington (84), Hackney (44), Hounslow (90), Islington (96), Maida Vale (109), Waterloo (60), Woolwich (52); Madley Park, Oxon (70); Maidenhead, Berks (84); Wythenshawe, Manchester (100); Newcastle 1 (116), Newcastle 2 (108), Newcastle 3 (63); Oxford: Blackbird Leys (72), John Radcliffe Hospital (96), Oxford (62), Rose Hill (61); Reading, Berks (78); Southampton, Hants (100); Sutton, Surrey (66); Sussex University Nursery and Pre-School (71); Swindon, Wilts: Great Western Hospital (114), Walcot (61); Tadworth, Surrey (56); Walsall Wood, W Midlands (74); Watford, Herts (55), Watford South Oxhey (60); Wolverhampton 1, W Midlands (108), Wolverhampton 2 (50)

Places: 3,486

Employees: 1,300

COUNTRYSIDE NURSERIES

Head office: Park House, Maidenhead Road, Cookham SL6 9DS

Tel: 01628 476153

Email: enquiries@countrysidenurseries.co.uk

Director:

Angela Palmer-Moore

Established: 1991

Owns 7 nurseries: Burnham, Bucks (35); Cookham, Berks (39); Flackwell Heath 1, Bucks (33), Flackwell Heath 2 (25); Henley-on-Thames, Oxon (75); Sunninghill, Berks (42); Windsor, Berks (50)

Places: 299

Employees: 100

CRANLEY NURSERIES

Head office: 226 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6NZ

Tel: 0131 445 2227

Email: enquiries@cranleynurseries.co.uk

Owner: Anna Maclean

Group director: Karen Murray

Established: 2000

Owns 4 nurseries: Edinburgh: Buckstone (71), Colinton (25), Craiglockhart (57), Lanark Road (69)

Places: 222

Employees: 50

CRÈCHE-N-CO

Head office: Office 32, Arrowmill, Rochdale OL11 2YW

Tel: 01706 641781

Email: crèchencoltd@aol.com

Director: Lorraine Darlington

Established: 1989

Owns/manages 5 nurseries: Bury, Lancs: Fairfield General Hospital (68), Woodfields (60); Rochdale: Hopwood Hall College (60, plus 50-place holiday playscheme), Newbold (46), Sandbrook (60)

Places: 294

Employees: 72

CRYSTAL CHILDCARE

Head office: 202 Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HT

Tel: 020 8659 6417

Email: cdn@crystalchildcare.co.uk

Website: www.crystalchildcare.co.uk

Directors: Lorraine Duffy, Paul Duffy

Established: 1988

Owns 3 nurseries: London: Anerley (59), Sydenham(30), Upper Norwood (26)

Places: 115

Employees: 40

CUDDLES DAY NURSERY

Head office: Learoyd Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset BH17 8PJ

Tel: 01202 672671

Managing director:

Linda Duly

Established: 1999

Operates 3 nurseries: Poole: Canford Heath (217), Parkstone (124), Poole Stadium (60). All three have breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs.

Places: 401

Employees: 110

CYBERTOTS

Head office: 38 Heathfield Road, London W3 8EJ

Tel: 020 8560 5821

Email: info@cybertots.co.uk

Website: www.cybertots.co.uk

Directors: Nina Ozols, Katya Ozols, Irena Mailer

Established: 1998

Owns 4 nurseries: London: Acton (27), Brentford (120), Hanwell (37), West Ealing (58)

Places: 242

Employees: 108

CYGNETS DAY NURSERIES

Head office: Hartwood House, High Street, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0AU

Tel: 01420 487000

Email: cygnetsnursery@btconnect.com

Website: www.cygnetsdaynurseries.co.uk

Managing director and operations director: Marion Cusworth

Director: Bronwen Clark

Established: 2004

Owns 3 nurseries: Bordon (75), Lindford (30) – all in Hants; Bournemouth, Dorset (54)

Places: 159

Employees: 46

Plans: Possibly opening a new nursery in Dorset.

DAISY CHAIN CHILDCARE

Head office: 2a Tile Lane, Adel, Leeds LS16 8DY

Tel: 0113 2857000

Email: info@daisychainchildcare.com

Website: www.daisychainchildcare.com

Directors: Jo Gomersall, Helen Somers

Established: 2001

Owns 4 nurseries: Leeds: Adel (54), Lofthouse (52), Middleton (52), Rothwell (50)

Places: 208

Employees: 61, and 12 bank staff

DAVIDSON ROBERTS

Head office: Unit 23, Greenewable Park, Offord Cluny, Cambs PE19 5ZA

Tel: 01767 688714

Email: info@davidson-roberts.co.uk

Website: www.davidson-roberts.co.uk

Director: Jane Roberts

Established: 2006

Owns 8 nurseries: Arlesey (51), Buckden (70), Offord (24), Ramsey (90) – all in Cambs; Rushden, Northants (70); Sandy, Beds (77); Royston, Herts (106); Flitwick, Beds (85)

6 out-of-school clubs and holiday clubs: Offord, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots, Royston, Rushden

Places: 573

Employees: 200

Plans: Looking at opportunities for acquisitions as they arise.

DIZZY DUCKS

Head office: Mayflower Nursery, Stock Road, Billericay CM12 0RT

Tel: 01277 636408

Email: sian.millar@dizzyducks.co.uk

Website: www.dizzyducks.co.uk

Director/owner: Sian Millar

Established: 2005

Owns 4 nurseries: Billericay 1 (30), Billericay 2 (91), Hainault (80), Harlow (44) – all in Essex. Also runs an out-of-school club in Billericay.

Places: 245

Employees: 150

Plans: Looking for opportunities in London/South East.

DOMALO

Head office: The Park Nursery, 103 Frederick St, Werneth, Oldham OL8 1RD

Tel: 0161 652 1871

Email: catherine.scott@domalo.co.uk

Website: www.domalochildcare.co.uk

Directors: JF and MC Scott

Established: 1994

Owns 4 nurseries: The New Village, Lees (45), The Park, Werneth (60), The Hillside, Sholver (62) – all in Oldham; Stepping Stones, Hazel Grove, Stockport (45). The three Oldham nurseries each have 20 places for before- and after-school clubs.

Places: 212

Employees: 50+

EARLY DAYS NURSERIES

Head office: 10 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LA

Tel: 0131 226 6184

Email: enquiries@earlydaysnurseries.org.uk

Website: www.earlydaysnursery.org.uk

Director: Maureen Crandles

Established: 1999

Owns 4 nurseries: Edinburgh 1 (65), Edinburgh 2 (80), Edinburgh 3 – Palmerston Place (65) and Old Coates House (45), Edinburgh 4 – Walker Street Nursery School (30) and Walker Street Nursery (48)

Places: 333

EARLYWORLD CHILDCARE

Head office: Darwin Court, Oxon Business Park, Welshpool Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 5AL

Tel: 01743 244600

Website: www.earlyworld.co.uk

Managing director: Paul Edwards

Established: 1995

Owns 3 nurseries: Shrewsbury (126), Telford 1 (115), Telford 2 (130) – all in Shropshire

Owns 4 out-of-school clubs: Chester, Cheshire (72); Eynsham, Oxon (72); Shrewsbury (74), Telford (74) – both in Shropshire

Places: 371

Employees: 157

EATON SQUARE SCHOOLS

Head office: 79 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PP

Tel: 020 7931 9469

Email: nursery@eatonsquareschool.com

Website: www.eatonsquareschool.com

Headmaster: Sebastian Hepher

Established: 1981

Owns 3 nursery schools: London: Belgravia (40), Knightsbridge (32), Pimlico (32)

Places: 104

Employees: 40

ELMSCOT GROUP

Head office: 27 Warwick Road, Hale, Cheshire WA15 9NP

Tel: 0161 980 0003

Email: info@elmscot.co.uk

Website: www.elmscot.co.uk

Directors: S Molnar and D Cross

Established: 2001

Owns 6 nurseries: Altrincham (70), Chester (94), Hale 1 (65), Hale 2 (75), Nantwich (80), Timperley (57) – all in Cheshire. Also runs 8 out-of-school clubs.

Places: 441

ENCHANTED FOREST NURSERIES

Head office: Erskine Home Estate, Bishopton PA7 5PU

Tel: 01475 741731

Email: info@enchantedforestnursery.co.uk

Website: www.enchantedforestnursery.co.uk

Directors: Mariessa Devlin, Bernie Devlin

Established: 2006

Owns 5 nurseries: Erskine (70), Greenock (75), Inverkip (75), Robroyston (81), Thornliebank (103) – in East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire

Places: 404

Employees: 105

THE EVELINE DAY AND NURSERY SCHOOLS

Head office: 30 Ritherdon Road, Tooting Bec SW17 8QD

Tel: 020 8672 7549

Established: 1964

Directors: Maria Keaveney-Jessiman, Eveline Drut, Gordon Jessiman

Owns 7 nurseries: London: Raynes Park (57), Tooting (57), Tooting Bec (36), Tooting Broadway (41), Wandsworth 1 (63), Wandsworth 2 (57), Wimbledon (50)

Owns 1 prep school: Tooting Bec (100)

Places: 361

Employees: 220

EVOLUTION CHILDCARE

Head office: Grimsditch House, Grimsditch Lane, Lower Whitley, Warrington WA4 4ED

Tel: 01925 732600

Website: www.evolution-childcare.co.uk

Proprietor: Sue Jones

Established: 1999

Owns 4 nurseries: Lower Whitley(100), Warrington 1 (97), Warrington 2 (95), Weaverham (100) – all in Cheshire

As part of franchise: Balham, London (50); Blackburn (80); Cheltenham, Glos (66); Henley-on-Thames, Oxon (40); Newcastle (75); Wolverhampton, W Mids (38)

As part of UAE franchise: Abu Dhabi 1 (130), Abu Dhabi 2 – Etihad (80); Bahrain (100), Bahrain 2 (100), Bahrain 3 (70), Bahrain 4 (50); Batteen (80); Dubai (120); Mushrif (120)

Places: 741

Employees: 175

Plans: To open a China franchise in April 2019

FENNIES DAY NURSERIES

Head office: 1a Hook Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8TH

Tel: 020 8770 3222

Email: info@fennies.com

Website: www.fennies.com

Directors: Sarah Fenn, Steven Fenn (chief executive), Russell Pickford (financial)

Established: 1992

Owns 10 nurseries: Beckenham,(73), Bromley (94) – both in Kent;London: Croydon (112), Purley (113), Sanderstead (48), South Croydon (72), Wimbledon (84); Horley (103), Epsom (130), Woking (123) – all in Surrey

Places: 952

Employees: 300

Plans: To open a new nursery in Oxford in 2019.

FLEDGLINGS

Head office: 2 Hazelfields, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LS

Tel: 0161 281 2821

Fax: 0161 281 2822

Email: fledglings.hq@ntlbusiness.com

Website: www.fledglingsnurseries.co.uk

Directors: Christopher Gray, Michelle Smith, Jackie Kerr

Established: 1990

Owns 4 nurseries: Manchester: Bredbury (90), Irlam (120), Stretford (70), Worsley (120). Also runs an out-of-school club in Irlam.

Places: 400

Employees: 142

FLYING START

Head office: Penweeth,1 Trelawney Road, Camborne,

Cornwall TR14 7LN

Tel: 01209 611811

Website: www.flyingstart.uk.com

Owner:

Sharon Cowburn

Established: 1993

Owns 7 nurseries: Camborne (30), Duchy College, Callington (25), Helston (55), Redruth 1 (36), Redruth 2, Cornwall College (96), Saltash (64) – all in Cornwall; Plymouth, Devon (64)

Places: 370

Employees: 130

FOOTSTEPS DAY NURSERIES

Head office: The Dairy Barn, Mile Oak Farm, Plantation Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3DQ

Tel:01827 285566

Email: info@footstepsnurseries.co.uk

Website: www.footstepsnurseries.co.uk

Managing director: Gavin Harvey

Operations director: Dawn Huckerby

Established: 2002

Owns 9 nurseries: Cannock(117), Canwell (56), Lichfield (89), Stafford (81), Tamworth Dosthill (55), Tamworth Lich Road (86), Tamworth Fazeley (65), Walmley (85) – all in Staffs; Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warks (100)

1 out-of-school club: Tamworth (50)

Places:734

Employees:280

FOR UNDER FIVES

Head office: 33 Abbey Road, Grimsby, Lincs DN32 0HQ

Tel: 01472 232300

Website: www.forunderfives.co.uk

Directors: David Lang, Steven Lampard

General manager: Amanda Gilbert

Established: 1987

Owns 5 nurseries: Cottingham, Hull (50, plus 8 out-of-school);Grimsby 1, Lincs – Diana Princess of Wales Hospital (55, plus 8 out-of-school), Grimsby 2 (77); Lincoln (64); Wath-upon-Dearne, S Yorks (120)

Manages 9 nurseries and children’s centres: Boston, Lincs (59); Goole, Yorks (48); Grimsby, Lincs: Broadway Children’s Centre Day Care (47), Central Children’s Centre Day Care (88), Queensway Children’s Centre Day Care (42); Lincoln: Central Children’s Centre Day Care (45), County Hospital (42), Welbourne Gardens (40); Selby, N Yorks (53)

Places: 830

Employees: 300

FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING

Head office: 46 Cumberland Drive, Esher, Surrey KT10 0BB

Tel: 020 8398 1172

Website: www.foundationsforlearning.co.uk

Chairman: Michael Brandon

Established: 1998

Owns 4 nurseries: London: Newham 1 (79), Newham 2 (33); Bury 1, Lancs (99), Bury 2 (79)

Places: 290

Employees: 54

FUNCARE

Head office: 111 Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 7SH

Tel: 01423 545980

Email: office@funcare.co.uk

Website: www.funcare.co.uk

Directors: Ian and Josephine Thompson

Established: 2005

Manages 3 nurseries: Little Dragons (73), Play Away (76), Woodlands (54) – all in Harrogate. Also runs a 90-place before- and after-school club.

Places: 203

Employees: 89

FUTUREPATH CHILDCARE*

Head office: Warwick House, Beacon Bottom, Park Gate, Southampton SO31 7GQ

Tel: 01489 577778

Email: jacky@fpchildcare.co.uk

Website: www.fpchildcare.co.uk

Directors: Jacky and Peter Barnett

Established: 2011

Owns 4 nurseries: Ower (55), Park Gate (60), Romsey (80), Whiteley (100) – all in Hants

Places: 295

Employees: 92

Plans: To open a nursery in Fareham in 2019

GRANBY NURSERIES

Head office: Granby House, Aldwarke Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 6BU

Tel: 01709 710709

Proprietors: Joanne Gray, Cameron Gray

Established: 1994

Owns 3 nurseries: Rotherham, S Yorks: Parkgate (96), Wickersley (41); Worksop, Notts (49)

Places: 186

Employees: 90

GROWING PLACES

Head office: Growing Places @ Mill Hill, Mill Road, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 7DB

Website: www.growingplaces.org.uk

CEO: Jackie Warren

Established: 2001

Owns 6 nurseries: Cowplain (42), Fareham 1 (42), Fareham 2 (36), Havant (57), Waterlooville 1 (57), Waterlooville 2 (48) – all in Hants

6 out-of-school clubs: Emsworth, Fareham and Waterlooville (x4)

2 holiday clubs: Fareham and Waterlooville

Places: 282

Employees: 110

 

what the directory covers

This list includes details of all the private, voluntary and independent chains of nurseries, kindergartens, playgroups and crèches known to Nursery World. Under the term ‘chain’, we have included groups with at least three nurseries up and running.

While we have tried to be comprehensive, we may have omitted some chains not known to us. If your chain is not in our listing, please contact us at nurserychains@gmail.com and we can include you in the next edition of Nursery Chains, due out in autumn 2019.

Individual nurseries have not usually been named. Figures after each nursery’s location denote the number of places it is registered for. The number of employees includes full-time and part-time staff unless otherwise stated. Nurseries are listed alphabetically by location.

‘Places’ denotes the total number of registered nursery places. This does not include nursery classes in schools, out-of-school care or holiday places, but does include crèche provision and places in any nurseries that are owned and managed by each group.

The information in each entry reflects the state of play at the end of November 2018.

*Denotes entries that are new for this issue of Nursery Chains

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