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Hillside Childcare join Kids Planet group

Company News

15 June 2023

Kids Planet is pleased to reveal the recent acquisition of Hillside Childcare, a group of three nurseries plus separate out-of-school club in the Wakefield area.

The Hillside settings are well positioned amongst the existing Kids Planet West Yorkshire settings and will strengthen our presence in the region. Aligning with Kids Planet’s own approach, the nurseries place a strong focus on combining play with education, in a homely environment that offers a relaxed transition from family to nursery life.

Clare Roberts, CEO at Kids Planet Day nurseries, said:

“Hillside is a highly-reputable group with long-standing teams and I am thrilled to have them join the Kids Planet group. I see lots of similarities with our own approach and their commitment to high-quality play experiences, healthy living and outdoor play. The three settings in Normanton and Castleford will strengthen our presence in the region, as we become a group of 162 nurseries across the UK.”

Rachel Hill, former owner of Hillside Childcare, said:

“Hillside Childcare has been a huge part of my life so it was incredibly important for me to find the right home for my settings when the time came. There was a warmth with Kids Planet from the very beginning, and I thank them for their support through every step of the process. Most importantly, they genuinely care about my teams and the families we serve which has reinforced my belief that Hillside will continue to flourish in their care.”

Joining our Kids Planet family group:

Our expanding portfolio – Having grown to 162 settings across the UK since launching in 2008, and with substantial experience in the Early Years sector, we continue to look to acquire existing nurseries whilst seeking development opportunities.


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