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    Kids Planet expands into Cambridge

    Company News

    15 November 2021

    Following a rigorous tender process, we are delighted to announce that Kids Planet has been selected to run the daily operations of the Chris Abell nursery at the University of Cambridge.

    Opening its doors on 4th January 2022, the new purpose-built nursery will provide childcare for the children of University staff and students.

    The expansion into Cambridge marks our sixth nursery in the South of the UK and brings the total number of nurseries in the group to 83.

    Clare Roberts, CEO at Kids Planet Day Nurseries, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to take the Kids Planet brand to Cambridge and to be able to support the University by providing the outstanding level of childcare that has become synonymous within our group.”

    The Chris Abell Day Nursery is named after Professor Chris Abell, who died unexpectedly in October 2020. Chris was Chair of the Nursery Project Board, which he led with tenacity and enthusiasm and was instrumental in the University successfully commencing construction of the new nursery.

    The Abell family told the University of Cambridge, “Chris cared deeply about this project. He worked tirelessly to make the University somewhere staff and researchers felt supported; this is an enduring part of that legacy. We are delighted to see it open.”

    The nursery will be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Daily operations will be run by Kids Planet, but applications must be made via the University Childcare Office website.

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