Kids Planet win Men In Childcare bid

How many men do you know work in childcare? Men are extremely poorly represented in the Early Years education workforce, making up just 3% of the total nationally, and the same proportion within Kids Planet. This lack of men is both a symptom and cause of gender inequality: looking after educating young children should be … Continued

We are Outstanding!

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, four of our nurseries were awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.  Kids Planet Crewe, Kids Planet Hale, Kids Planet Lymm and Kids Planet Swinton were all graded outstanding in all areas in inspections that took place earlier in the year. The full Ofsted reports are available to read in more detail on … Continued

We are landing in Winnington

KIDS PLANET IS LANDING IN WINNINGTON A brand new, purpose-built childcare nursery will be opening in Winnington, Northwich. Situated on Walker Road, just off the A533, and will be located in Winnington Village’s new district centre. It is registered for 133 places and will cater for babies from 6 weeks to pre-school age and will … Continued

Brand New Nursery Opening in Winnington, Northwich

  We’re delighted to announce we will be opening a brand new, purpose built nursery in Winnington, Northwich in September 2021. With four separate spaces for children aged up to two years, children aged two to three, and youngsters aged three to five, the 133 place setting will include a  sensory room as well as … Continued

Chester Zoo Summer Stampede

Kids Planet and Kids Allowed are deeply saddened by the recent news regarding Chester Zoo. We are raising money by taking part in a Sponsored Summer Stampede by walking, skipping, jumping, hopping, dancing and moving the distance from our nurseries to Chester Zoo. We will also be taking part in numerous other activities across the … Continued

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and here at Kids Planet, we are proud to support the wellbeing of both our children and staff. We introduced Mindful Moments throughout all our nurseries. It is a programme of lessons, stories and games to encourage our children to develop positive habits around mental health, from understanding how their … Continued

Childcare: The Forgotten Key Worker

Childcare: The Forgotten Key Worker At this challenging time when we rightly applaud our NHS frontline workers, and when we need to pull together to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, why is it that we are punishing the childcare sector? It’s been reported that childcare is failing NHS workers. That a lack of childcare is forcing … Continued

Latest Coronavirus Infection – Tuesday 17th March

****Updated Advice Related to Coronavirus Infection**** Tuesday 17th March Government measures were stepped up yesterday and we want to update you on how the latest advice affects our setting: Nurseries are not advised to close. Closure of schools and nurseries will disrupt the working lives of parents (some of whom work for emergency services) and … Continued

KIDS PLANET ACQUIRES KIDS ALLOWED

BGF-backed Kids Planet has acquired North West-based Kids Allowed in a deal which makes it the UK’s third biggest nursery group. Kids Planet now has 52 nurseries across the North West and Midlands and provides care to nearly 6,000 children. The business was founded in 2008 by CEO Clare Roberts and her father John, who … Continued

#KeepWarmWarrington

We’re kick starting 2020 by launching our #KeepWarmWarrington appeal to help those less fortunate in Warrington. Over the next couple of months, our nurseries across Warrington are looking for people to drop off their unwanted winter jumpers at one of our nursery collection points. The appeal hopes to see every jumper collected, distributed directly to … Continued