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Here at Kids Planet we very proud of the recognition we have received from our success to date within each of our nurseries and it demonstrates the hard work and dedication shown by each of our team to raise the quality and standards of childcare even further.


NMT Business Development Award

KIDS Planet won the Nursery Business Development Award at this year’s NMT Awards. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in  childcare and celebrate the very best people in the nursery sector.

Kids Planet Warrington wins SME Award for Best Children’s Day Centre – Cheshire

The North-West Enterprise Awards 2017 are designed to seek out the very best firms and individuals in the region and celebrate their innovation, client care and performance over the previous twelve months. Each of the winner are judged based on merit and merit alone.

Number 1 for Quality 2017-2018

Kids Planet Day Nurseries have been voted Number 1 for Quality in November 2017 for the second year running. Nursery World analyse Ofsted reports of the 20 largest nursery groups and produce a yearly league table.

Barclays female icon entrepreneur award

Clare Roberts, Chief Executive, won the Barclays Female Icon Entrepreneur Award. The awards are a celebration of the most innovative entrepreneurs and businesses, as voted by Barclay’s colleagues and a panel of regional and national judges from the wider entrepreneur eco-system.

Kids Planet Lymm awarded Millie’s Mark.

Millie’s Mark is awarded to nurseries that have 100% staff trained in paediatric first aid. The nursery, which is one of two in Warrington to have gained Millie’s Mark, have worked extremely hard and each and every one of the staff are extremely pleased.

Finance Director shortlisted at the Northern finance director awards

Congratulations to our Finance & Operations Director, Rebecca Green, for being shortlisted in a number of awards at this year’s Northern Finance Director Awards. The Northern Finance Director Awards are all about recognising and celebrating the exceptional talent of Finance Directors and their teams across the North of England.

Barclays NW Woman in Business SME Award

Clare Roberts has received the Barclays North West Woman of the Year SME Award for her role in growing a hugely successful business and inspiring women in July 2017

Finalists at the Nursery World Awards

Kids Planet has been voted as a finalist in the Nursery Group of the Year at the 2017. Our Kids Planet Greenbank nursery have been shortlisted for the Nursery Food category and Kids Planet Beamont have also been shortlisted for the Team Development Award July 2017.

Finalists at the NMT Awards

Kids Planet have been shortlisted for Nursery Training & Development Award – Clare Roberts, Nursery Business Development Award – Clare Roberts & Jude Scott, Nursery Operations/Regional Director Award – Jude Scott and Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker Award – Lauren Wilson. Winners announced in November.

NMT Top Business Index Winner

Voted Top Business Index NMT Top 20 in June 2017 June 2017

Ranked number 1 for Quality in the UK by Nursery World

We are thrilled as a company to have been ranked Number One Nursery Group in the country for Quality. This is a real team achievement and represents the work we do each day in all our settings. March 2017


Awards 2016

Winners of the NMT Nursery Group of the Year Award 2016

Kids Planet Day Nurseries are pleased to announce that they have won the NMT Nursery Group of the Year Award 2016 The judges chose Kids Planet because they could translate their Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nurseries into real, tangible examples. Their powerful exposition of education for parents, and community engagement across all socio-economic groups sincerely reflected their values. December 2016

finalist at the Nursery Management Awards 2016

Jude Scott for Area Manager of the year and Kids Planet Group for Nursery Group of the Year the awards will be decided at an awards ceremony in London on 26th November.

Winner at the Nursery World Awards 2016

Laura Cox (Kids Planet House) won Newcomer of the Year at the Nursery World Awards.

Finalists at the Nursery World Awards 2016

Nursery World Awards 2016 logoWe have been shortlisted for the Nursery Chain of the Year, Emma Burms (at Beamont) and Faye Pagan (at House) Nursery Practitioner of the Year and Laura Cox (Crosby nursery) for Newcomer of the Year. The awards evening will be held on the 24th September in London.

Included in the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies 2016

The list highlights and celebrates companies in the region who have shown the largest growth over recent years. The list is sponsored and organised by Ward Hadaway and backed by the Manchester Evening News/Greater Manchester Business Week. You can read more here.

Shortlisted for the Warrington Business Awards

warrington-final-180x180We’re so excited to be finalists for the Warrington Business Awards – Business of the Year Award

2016. The awards, which recognises the most prestigious businesses based in Warrington and the surrounding areas. We are one of three finalists, who will be announced at a glittering black tie event at Lymm Rugby Club on Friday 10th June.

The Warrington Business Awards 2016 are sponsored by Deepbridge Capital, Natwest and Styles & Co Chartered Accountants, and is organised by networking groups Business Breakfast Group, Pro Warrington and Warrington First.

Awards 2015

Shortlisted for the Early Years Professional/Early Years Teacher of the Year and Nursery Practitioner of the Year.

Well done to our Beamont nursery for being shortlisted at the Nursery World Awards. The nursery was shortlisted for two awards: Hannah Birchall – Early Years Professional/Early Years Teacher of the Year and Julie Caddick – Nursery Practitioner of the Year.

Although the nursery didn’t win, Hannah and Julie did so well to be shortlisted from thousands of entries across the UK. We are very proud of them both and the nursery, well done to everyone.


Awards 2014

Finalists for Nursery Management Today (NMT) Group and Childcare Worker of the Year 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been selected as finalists in two categories at this year’s Nursery Management Today (NMT) Awards, which takes place on Saturday 29th November.

Winner of ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Nursery World Awards 2014 and Finalist of ‘Nursery Operations/Regional Manager’ of the Year

Jenny James, Early Years Practitioner was nominated by her Manager and colleagues at our Beamont Nursery in Warrington for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ as they recognised she had a natural ability around children and is very skilful, sensitive and knowledgeable.

We are thrilled to announce Jenny was awarded joint winner at the Nursery World Awards on Saturday 27th September 2014.


FINALIST of the Year:

  • Finalist – ‘Nursery Operations/Regional Manager of the Year’ – Lucy Hoban, Early Years Director – Kids Planet Group

Kids Planet win NDNA’s Healthy Nursery Award – 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce our Lymm nursery has won ‘Healthy Nursery 2014’ at the NDNA Awards Ceremony in June 2014.

The NDNA Awards provides parents and carers with the opportunity to nominate their nursery and we would like to thank everyone that nominated us for this award.

Awards 2013

Nursery Management Today (NMT) Awards 2013

Winners of ‘Nursery Indoor Learning Environment’ and ‘Green Nursery of the Year’ – Lymm


Kids Planet has scooped another 2 awards at the annual Nursery Management Today (NMT) awards held at London’s Hilton hotel.

Kids Planet day nursery in Lymm, who won both the ‘Nursery Indoor Learning Environment’ and ‘Green Nursery of the Year’ categories, were presented with their award by former Rugby International and ‘Strictly’ star Austin Healey.

Clare Roberts, Chief Executive of Kids Planet Group, agreed that these awards are well respected and striven for by those professionals in child care:

“The NMT Awards are billed as the sector’s premier annual event, promoting excellence for all staff working in nurseries. These Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to all those working in childcare to receive the recognition they fully deserve. I am very proud that the team at Kids Planet Lymm have been rewarded, not only for their innovative and professional approach to indoor childcare, but also that they care very much for the future of the outdoor world that we are all lucky enough enjoy”.

Nursery World Awards 2013

Winners of Pre-school of the Year at the Nursery World Awards in September 2013


Awards 2012

Nursery World Awards 2012

Kids Planet won 2 awards at the Nursery World Awards 2012 and were also finalists in three categories.

  • Winner – Nursery Manager, Amanda Brown won ‘Manager of the Year’.
  • Winner – Jemma Morris won ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and is based at our Kids Planet Beamont nursery in Warrington.
  • Finalist – ‘Early Years Professional of the Year’ – Emma Morris, Warrington nursery
  • Finalist – ‘Inclusive Practice Award’ – Widnes nursery
  • Finalist – ‘Website of the Year’ – Kids Planet Group

Awards 2011


  • Winner – ‘Early Years Practitioner of the Year’ – Laura Helmsley, Warrington Nursery


  • Finalist – ‘Newcomer of the Year’ – Sam Cleary, Hale nursery
  • Finalist – ‘Early Years ProfessionalEmma Morris, Warrington nursery


  • Shortlisted – ‘Small Business of the Year’ – Kids Planet Group

Awards 2010


  • Winner – ‘Start-up Business of the Year’ – Kids Planet Group


  • Finalist – ‘Newcomer of the Year’ – Julie Caddick & Rebecca Canning
  • Finalist – ‘Early Years Professional of the Year’ – Clare Roberts, CEO
  • Finalist – ‘Business Development Award’ – Lymm nursery

Awards 2009


  • Finalist – ‘Working with Parents’ – Warrington nursery