Tinies Childcare was bought by Ben and Oliver Black in 2000, and has expanded to a network of more than 30 nanny and childcare agencies across the country.
It was followed by My Family Care, set up by the brothers with Amanda Coxen in 2005, which provides back-up care, including emergency childcare, maternity and paternity coaching and consultancy and training.
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The sale does not include Tinies five nurseries in England and mobile crechès.
Bright Horizons is the UK’s second largest nursery group in the UK, operating more than 300 settings and providing employer-supported childcare, including workplace nurseries.
Globally the company runs more than 1,000 childcare centres in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and India.
James Tugendhat, managing director International, Bright Horizons said, ‘Employers increasingly understand that employees need a range of supports to balance work with their demanding family lives, and to stay happy and productive. Firms want scalable solutions, from coaching to workplace nurseries, alongside consistent quality. With My Family Care on board, we believe we are even better placed to help employers provide solutions built for the modern workforce.
Ben Black, CEO of My Family Care, said, ‘I’m looking forward to a great future together as My Family Care joins Bright Horizons. It’s a fantastic opportunity to support our clients with an even wider range of services designed to help their employees achieve their personal and professional goals.’