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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.


To date the Kids Planet Group have a total of 14 Ofsted outstanding day nurseries, with the remaining nurseries still awaiting inspection.

We opened our first nurseries in Warrington and Widnes in 2008, and followed these with our Beamont and Lymm settings in 2009.

Kids Planet Hale opened in 2010, shortly followed by our acquisition of Bridge Farm Crewe Nursery in 2011.

Our Prestwich and Sale nurseries opened in 2013, and we also acquired Jeffrey’s Corner nurseries in Springhead and Dukinfield.

In 2014 we opened our settings in Salford and Higher Broughton.

Liverpool Nurseries Ltd, a group of 3 nurseries in Crosby, Fazakerley and Mossley Hill was acquired in 2015 along with Yarrow House nursery in Southport.

In 2016 Lymehurst Nursery joined our group to become Kids Planet Urmston, and later in the year we opened Kids Planet Salford Quays in Manchester’s Exchange Quay.

We acquired Happy Day Nursery in Davenport, Stockport in 2017 along with Hilltop Day Nrusery in Congleton.

We also opened two more settings in 2017: Kids Planet Billinge and Kids Planet Swinton.

We acquired Newlands Nursery School in 2018 and will open settings in Great Sankey, Warrington and Hoylake later in the year.

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