Returning to work after having a baby

Returning to work after a period of maternity or paternity leave can be tough. Whilst you might look forward to finally finishing a hot cup of tea, there’s going to be some decisions to make and routine changes to consider. Here are our Kids Planet top tips for making the return to work as smooth … Continued

What is the EYFS and how do we prepare your children for school?

  At Kids Planet, we have an excellent reputation for the quality of our 3-5 years group. We deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and help prepare your child for school. But what is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? The EYFS is a statutory framework setting out the standards for each child’s development … Continued


We’re kick starting 2020 by launching our #KeepWarmWarrington appeal to help those less fortunate in Warrington. Over the next couple of months, our nurseries across Warrington are looking for people to drop off their unwanted winter jumpers at one of our nursery collection points. The appeal hopes to see every jumper collected, distributed directly to … Continued

Over £600 raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Kids Planet Preston have raised £616 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. For the past 30 years the charity have supported families by providing free family accommodation just a stone’s throw away from their child’s hospital. Speaking about the event, Community Fundraiser, Alice Beck said: “On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, I just … Continued


Staff and children at Kids Planet Day Nursery in Brampton took part in a carol service this month with residents from a Chesterfield residential care home. Speaking about the visit, Lauren Jade Burton, Deputy Manager at Chatsworth Lodge Care Home said: “Our residents have thoroughly loved a visit from the nursery children. It has put … Continued

Over £400 raised for Kidscan

  Kids Planet Salford Quays has raised £415 at their Christmas Fair for the children’s cancer research charity, Kidscan. The Salford-based charity funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Speaking about the event, Kids Planet Day Nursery Manager, Alisha McDowell said: “We are delighted to have been able to … Continued

We’re getting creative! Child-led Christmas crafts

In light of recent staff training, many of our Nursery Managers at Kids Planet have been discussing how we produce Christmas cards, calendars and decorations for children to take home. Previously, the activities have been produced in an ‘adult-led’ way, with staff supporting children to create their Christmas crafts to bring home. We have been … Continued

Nursery Group of the Year!

On Saturday 30th November at the Hilton London Metropole, the 17th National NMT Nursery Awards took place to reward excellence in the early years and nursery sector. We are absolutely delighted to have won NURSERY GROUP OF THE YEAR and are so proud of our staff across all of our 44 nurseries and Head Office.  … Continued

Christmas Fairs at Kids Planet

Kick start the festive season this year by coming along to one of our Nursery Christmas Fairs. View our outstanding facilities, meet our dedicated team and enjoy various festive fun! Just some of the Christmas activities taking place across our nurseries include* : • Meeting Santa • Arts and crafts •  Refreshments • Breakfast with … Continued

Kids Planet Stretton raising funds for Just4Children

Kids Planet Stretton have raised £550 for the children’s charity, Just 4 Children. Following several fundraising events held at the nursery, a cheque for £550 has been presented to the charity, who provide support for families to help their children with disabilities and sickness. The money raised is helping Elsa Sherlock who attends the Stretton … Continued