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Kids Planet is very much a family group originally set up by Chief Executive Clare Roberts and Clare’s father, Chairman John Hoban. John’s other daughter Lucy Kaczmarska joined the group in July 2013 and took the role of Early Years Director.

The nurseries are located in the North West of England, providing outstanding childcare. Currently the Kids Planet Group consists of Kids Planet Day Nurseries and Jeffrey’s Corner. Our plan is to open more nurseries around the North West providing outstanding childcare.

The Kids Planet Group

We opened our first nurseries in Warrington and Widnes in 2008 and to date have nurseries located at Beamont (Warrington), Billinge, Crewe, Crosby, Congleton, Crosby, Dukinfield, Fazakerley, Greenbank, Hale, Higher Broughton, Lymm, Prestwich, Sale, Salford, Salford Quays, Springhead, Stockport, Southport, Swinton,Warrington, and Widnes.


In September 2013, we also acquired Jeffrey’s Corner nurseries in Springhead and Dukinfield.

Liverpool Nurseries Ltd, a group of 3 nurseries in Crosby, Fazakerley and Mossley Hill was acquired in June 2015.

In November 2015, was Yarrow House Nursery based in Southport.

In April 2016 Lymehurst Nursery based in Urmston, Manchester.

In November 2016 we opened Kids Planet Salford Quays with Exchange Quay.

In June 2017 we acquired Happy Day Nursery based in Davenport, Stockport.

In July 2017 we acquired Hilltop day Nursery based in Congleton.

Kids Planet Billinge was the 21st setting to open and added to the Group in September 2017.

Kids Planet Swinton is the 22nd nursery and opened in November 2017.


To date the Kids Planet Group have a total of 15 Ofsted outstanding day nurseries, with the remaining nurseries still awaiting inspection.

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