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Kids Planet acquires five nurseries on The Fylde

Company News

23 June 2022

Kids Planet Day Nurseries is delighted to have acquired a group of five nurseries on The Fylde, previously part of a group called Happy Days. This brings the Kids Planet group to a total of 120 settings.

The newly acquired nurseries are Poulton Nursery and Forest School in Poulton-le-Fylde, Victoria Hospital Nursery for NHS employees in Blackpool, Kidspace and The Learning Lodge in Thornton-Cleveleys, and Ansdell Nursery in Lytham St Annes.

These settings are largely aligned with primary schools and hospitals and sit alongside existing Kids Planet settings in the region. They share Kids Planet’s values for quality childcare provision and keeping children’s best interests at the heart of everything we do.

Clare Roberts, CEO of Kids Planet said:

“It is a pleasure to welcome this group of five into the Kids Planet family. They are well-established settings, delivering quality childcare across several catchments on the Fylde, and present an excellent fit with our existing presence in the region. We are really excited to support these nurseries and watch them flourish as part of the Kids Planet group.”


Each of the 5 nurseries has their own unique attributes, that will complement and strengthen our existing group, outlined below:

Poulton Nursery and Forest School, Poulton-le-Fylde

This setting’s focus is on exploring through natural learning. The freedom of outdoor exploring in a forest garden, alongside a traditional educational learning curriculum, provides a complete learning experience. A holistic approach and experienced, caring and nurturing staff.


Victoria Hospital Nursery, Blackpool

Providing quality childcare for NHS employees. Situated in the grounds of Victoria Hospital,  pick up and drop off is very convenient for busy working parents and local families. A safe, secure, and nurturing environment that gives children the opportunity to discover themselves and their world.


Kidspace Nursery, Thornton-Cleveleys

A ‘home from home’ style nursery, Kidspaces environments are vibrant, cosy and homely – a great place to learn and have fun with friends. Hygge (Hoo-gah) is a Danish word meaning ‘home’. Their approach is giving children a sense of comfort in a homely space.


The Learning Lodge Nursery, Thornton-Cleveleys

A Curiosity Approach Day Nursery centred on family values. The Learning Lodge believe in providing children with opportunities to promote curiosity and imagination throughout their day. With ample opportunities for creativity throughout the day, children are encouraged to “dress for mess”.


Ansdell Nature Nursery, Lytham St Annes

At Ansdell, every day is a new adventure, with the idea that if we really want children to thrive, we need to let their connection to nature nurture them. The nursery provides a safe, natural environment with indoor and outdoor play and learning that challenges both physically and mentally.

For details about all of our Kids Planet nurseries, please visit our Find a Nursery page.


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