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Parents rate five Kids Planet Nurseries Top 20 in their region


30 June 2022

We are delighted that, leading day nurseries reviews site, has revealed that parents have rated Kids Planet settings Tong, Blackpool, Shepherd Lodge, North Wingfield and West Bridgford within the Top 20 nurseries in their regions.

Nurseries were rated on overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment and ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness, safeguarding as well as value for money.

There are over 13,000 nurseries in the UK, with over 400,000 people working in the childcare sector. Around one million children in the UK attend a nursery.



Kids Planet Tong, Formerly part of the Kinder Haven group, came in the top 20 in Yorkshire and The Humber – out of 1025 nurseries in that region.

Sarah Taylor, Tong Manager, said:

“We are so proud to have achieved this award from Day Nurseries, to be rated in the Top 20 nurseries within the Yorkshire and Humber region is a testament to the hard work and dedication put in by the whole team each day.

We strive to provide the highest standards of care and education for our children, every day provides new experiences and opportunities to learn, through fun and stimulating activities at nursery.

A huge thank you goes our parents for their amazing reviews and their continued support, I could not be more proud.”


Kids Planet Blackpool and Shepherd Lodge came in the top 20 in the North West – out of 1586 nurseries in that region.

Lynsey Broughton, Shepherd Lodge Manager, said:

“We are delighted to be one of the top twenty recommended day nurseries in our region and this is a true testament to our team’s hard work. It is really lovely to have this recognition, especially when doing something we love.”

Ruth Blakemore, Blackpool Acting Manager, said:

“We are very proud to get a 10 and got the recognition from our parents of the good job we are doing as a setting. Well done team, I am really proud of you all, and the hard work you have all done, throughout this year.”


Kids Planet North Wingfield and West Bridgford came in the top 20 in the East Midlands – out of 912 nurseries in the region.

Sophie Hoyland, NORTH WINGFIELD Manager, said:

“We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of our practitioners commitment to providing children with the best start to their early education. Providing high quality care and education to children is always at the heart of our team’s continuous practice. We feel this will provide future parents with reassurance when searching for an outstanding childcare provider”.

Alison Putnar, WestBridgford Manager, said:

“We are very proud and thrilled to receive the award as one of the top 20 nurseries in the East Midlands for the second year running. We really value parents’ feedback and love to read the comments that recognise the commitment of the team and let us know we are getting things right here at West Bridgford- Kids Planet. We make it our top priority to ensure the children are engaged and settled and that parents are happy with the care and education provided.”

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

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