Kids Planet is a family-owned group of 52 nurseries covering the North West and the Midlands.

Established by working mum Clare Roberts and her father John Hoban in 2008, Kids Planet has grown over the last decade to become a leading early years provider in the North West and is now covering the Midlands. Clare’s sister, Lucy Kaczmarska is our quality lead and Childcare Director.

  • We have 52 nursery settings to date and are responsible for the care and education of over 6,000 children.
  • Over 20 of our last Ofsted inspections have been Outstanding.
  • We are fully committed to ensuring each child is given the best opportunities during their time with us.



We opened our first nurseries in Warrington and Widnes in 2008 and followed these with settings in Beamont and Lymm 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 settings in Salford and Higher Broughton.

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

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

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

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

In early 2018 we acquired four nurseries: Newlands Nursery School in Preston, Happy Bunnies in Frodsham, Childsplay of Liverpool in Wavertree and Stretton Private Day Nursery in Warrington.

In August 2018 we acquired Harrison Day Nursery in Wallasey and opened a new nursery provision at Abacus Children’s Centre in Adswood, Stockport.

We opened a new nursery in September 2018, Kids Planet Great Sankey, Bunnies Day Nursery, Chester was acquired in October 2018 and our Hoylake setting opened in November 2018.

In March 2019 we acquired Jelly Babies Day Nursery in Little Lever, Bolton.

Excellence in Childcare, a group of 5 nurseries in Chesterfield: Brampton, Chesterfield, Newbold, North Wingfield and Sheepbridge, were acquired in April 2019.

In June 2019, we acquired Wendy House Day Nursery in Litherland.

In August 2019, we acquired Rainbow Day Nursery in Middlewich, Haslington and Mablins Lane (Crewe)

We acquired Noahs Ark Day Nursery, Great Boughton, Chester in September 2019.

A brand new purpose built nursery opened in Worsley in September 2019.

In October 2019, we acquired Nutkins Day Nursery in Eccles.

Kids Allowed, a group of 8 nurseries in Cheadle Royal, Christie Fields, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Stockport, MFT South, Altrincham and Trafford City were acquired in January 2020.