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Kids Planet expands into the North East with latest acquisition

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11 July 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Choice Childcare group of five nurseries in the North East of England has joined the Kids Planet family.

Previously part of the Choice Childcare group, the acquisition of Ashbrooke Day Nursery, Kenton Park Nursery School, Southfield Day Nursery, Wallsend Day Nursery and Westerhope Village Nursery sees our family expanding into a new area of the UK. The five Choice Childcare nurseries are in Westerhope, Gosforth, Cramlington, Wallsend and Sunderland.

Choice Childcare Ltd has an established presence in the North East early years sector and is an excellent fit with our high-quality expectations and ethos of ensuring children’s interests are at the heart of everything we do.

Clare Roberts, CEO at Kids Planet said: “We are extremely excited about the acquisition of Choice Childcare which has an established presence in the North East early years sector. As with all our settings, our number one priority is to offer the highest quality of care and education.  We look forward to building on the legacy of the founders by continuing to create environments in which children can develop and thrive”.

Ajeet Chadda, former owner, said: “Running and growing Choice Childcare over the past decade or so has been a huge part of our lives, and it was never going to be an easy decision to handover the reigns to anyone. However, from the moment we met the Kids Planet team, we knew they were the right people to take the business forward and to the next level. They were a pleasure to deal with from the outset and we wish them every success in establishing presence in the North East.”


The group comprises:

Ashbrooke Day Nursery which, as a small and homely nursery, was one of the first nurseries to open in Sunderland.

Kenton Park Nursery School was the first nursery in the Choice Childcare group and opened in 1992.

Southfield Day Nursery which has a beautiful outdoor space and is in Cramlington, 6 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wallsend Day Nursery which opened following an extensive refurbishment project of a former local authority library in 2016.

Westerhope Village Nursery which has been well established in the heart of the local community for almost 20 years.


The family group operates across the North West, Yorkshire, Midlands, Oxford and Cambridge. For details about all of our Kids Planet nurseries, please visit our Find a Nursery page.


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