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Thrive appoints head of nursery acquisitions

Expanding children’s nursery group, Thrive Childcare and Education, has appointed Michael Forrester as head of ...
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HDC joins The Old Station Nursery Group

The Old Station Nursery is delighted to welcome HDC to the group. HDC are a ...
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Happy Days Nurseries completes on investment by Zetland Capital

TLT has acted for longstanding client Happy Days Nurseries – a South West based childcare ...
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Family First strengthens team with new commercial director

The Family First Nursery Group has moved to strengthen its team by appointing Chris Marston ...
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Thrive acquires settings in in Pudsey and Culcheth

Thrive Childcare and Education has acquired children’s nurseries Tots N Tykes in Pudsey, near Leeds, ...
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Exclusive: Welcome Nurseries Group announces management buyout

Welcome Nurseries, the UK’s 4th largest nursery group has announced a management buyout (MBO) todayWelcome ...
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Christie & Co: Investor appetite for nurseries remains resilient

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co, has today launched its Childcare & Education: 2022 ...
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Tops Day Nurseries celebrate plastic free July

Tops Day Nurseries, recent winners of a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, have spent the ...
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Holiday childcare prices jump by 5% amid cost of living crisis, as parents working full time struggle to find the childcare they need 

Families across the UK are bracing themselves for a difficult summer as a sharp rise ...
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Surveys
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Grant Thornton leads sale of Davidson-Roberts as nursery sector hots up

Grant Thornton UK LLP’s Corporate Finance team has advised on the sale of nursery group ...
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Five-setting Northwest nursery group sold to Bright Stars

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of The Cheshire Day ...
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Acquisition
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Bright Horizons Buckhurst Hill nursery appoints new manager

A brand-new Bright Horizons nursery in Buckhurst Hill will be led by manager Tiffany Haimowitz ...
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Looking forward in Purley as new manager appointed

A brand-new Bright Horizons nursery in Purley will be led by manager Gemma Bruton when ...
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Kids Planet expands into the North East with latest acquisition

Nursery group Kids Planet – the 3rd largest nursery group in the UK – has ...
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Acquisition
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Nursery sector sees increased interest from private equity led capital

The nursery sector is attracting interest from private equity led capital, with £57 million worth ...
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Finance
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Kids Planet acquires five nurseries on The Fylde

Kids Planet Day Nurseries has announced the acquisition of a group of five nurseries on ...
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Acquisition
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East Midlands nursery group sold

Coulter-Consulting, specialist nursery brokers/consultants, are pleased to announce the sale of Rushcliffe Day Nurseries Limited ...
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Acquisition
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Cairneagle launches operators’ survey

The early years sector is struggling to attract and retain qualified workers and the workforce ...
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ICP Education rebrands as Bright Stars

One of the UK’s fastest growing nursery groups, ICP Education, is rebranding as Bright Stars ...
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Kids Planet chief executive awarded an OBE

Kids Planet Day Nurseries founder Clare Roberts, from Lymm, was named on the Queen’s birthday ...
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Family First acquires Adventure Pre School

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of  Adventure Pre School ...
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Acquisition
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The Old Station Nursery Group celebrates 20 years

The Old Station Nursery Group, a group of 63 nurseries across the UK, is celebrating ...
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Busy Bees to open new nursery in Staffordshire

Busy Bees is returning to its roots after nearly 40 years Busy Bees, which was ...
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Completion of Kids Inc Day Nursery Gravesend

After acquiring the site in 2019 and then putting the project on hold during Covid-19, ...
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Busy Bees acquires Goldstar Montessori Day Nursery

The sale has seen Busy Bees acquire the family-owned nursery located at Baker Street in ...
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Acquisition
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Chester day nursery joins Thrive Childcare and Education Group

A leading Chester children’s nursery has become part of the Thrive Childcare and Education Group, ...
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Acquisition
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New Flexible Childcare facility opens in Dundee

Following an asset transfer from Dundee City Council, and thanks to funding from the Social ...
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Tops Day Nurseries promote importance of reading in the early years throughout share a story month

Tops Day Nurseries have spent the last month promoting the importance of reading in the ...
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Wellbeing
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Kids Planet acquires Church House Nursery in Kidderminster

Kids Planet Day Nurseries has acquired Church House Day Nursery in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, taking the ...
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Acquisition
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FINDEL accepted by global science-based targets initiative (SBTi)

After setting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in line with climate science, education resources supplier ...
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Wellbeing matters at Canary Wharf nursery

Children at Bright Horizons Bank Street Day Nursery and Preschool, located on Canary Wharf, have ...
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Join NMT Owners Club in Birmingham

NMT is excited to host the second event for our exclusive Owners Club on 16 June at ...
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Work begins on new Bright Horizons nursery in Buckhurst Hill

Work has begun on Buckhurst Hill Day Nursery, set to open this autumn The new ...
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Storal Learning acquires Nappies and Paddies

Storal Learning have announced that Nappies and Paddies have joined the group. The nursery is ...
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Welcome Nurseries opens new head office

Welcome Nurseries, the fourth largest nursery group in the UK, have opened a new head ...
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N Family Club closes £42.5 million investment round

Nursery group, N Family Club, today announced that Gresham House would join existing investor the ...
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Don’t forget to sign up for NMT Agenda South West

Don’t miss out on a space at our next NMT Agenda. NMT Agenda South West ...
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No.1 kid’s cookbook author Annabel Karmel shares her new consultancy and catering offer

The leading children’s nutrition expert is on a mission to simplify daily mealtimes and has ...
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Wellbeing
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Cheshire nursery becomes part of Thrive Childcare and Education

A popular children’s nursery in Cheshire has become part of the high quality Thrive Childcare ...
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Acquisition
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Officials gather for launch of the newly refurbished LEYF nursery

Shadow minister for Children & Early Years, Helen Hayes and London’s Walking and Cycling commissioner, ...
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Wellbeing
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Menus in your early years setting

Given what we know about the links between living with obesity in childhood and adulthood, ...
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Exclusive: Childcare specialists join forces

National law firm and education sector specialist VWV and strategy consultants Cairneagle are coming together ...
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Kids Inc announces new nursery launch

Kids Inc Nurseries are a group of children’s nurseries operating in and around the M25 ...
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NMT Awards: New categories for 2022

The NMT Awards recognise and celebrate the very best of those working across the early ...
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Bright Horizons appoints new facilities provider

National building services specialist Linaker has announced its appointment by Bright Horizons to manage the ...
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Strategic partnerships
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Charitable Social Enterprise, LEYF, launches Charity Bond as first step in next phase of growth

One of the UK’s largest charitable social enterprises, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), is launching ...
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Busy Bees ‘Bucket List’

Parents have revealed the top 30 things which should be on a child’s ‘must do’ ...
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Surveys
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Exclusive event: Join NMT Owners Club first event

NMT is excited to host the first event for our exclusive Owners Club on 3rd ...
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Mama Bear gifts employees with special treat

South West nursery group Mama Bear’s has celebrated the hard work of its employees with ...
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Wellbeing
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Cosy awarded prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Platinum Jubilee year

A Derbyshire company which sells ethical educational supplies to nurseries, primary schools and councils has ...
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Tops Day Nurseries honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 

Tops is one of 226 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award ...
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Kilimanjaro: Kids Planet chief executive completes ‘amazing adventure’

Kids Planet chief executive, Clare Roberts, has successfully completed her mission after setting out with ...
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Despite threat of catching Covid, 9 in 10 nursery staff still cuddled children and held their hands during the pandemic

While the rest of the UK population observed social distancing during the pandemic, 9 in ...
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Wellbeing
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NMT Agenda Midlands 2022

Our second NMT Agenda of the year will be hosted at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, 12 ...
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OakNorth Bank provides loan to Strawberry Fields Nursery and Preschool to pursue buy and build strategy

OakNorth Bank has provided growth capital to Strawberry Fields Nursery and Preschool, to pursue a ...
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Kids Planet teams raise money for the National Autistic Society

During World Autism Acceptance Week, the dedicated Kids Planet SEND team and Kids Planet Middlewich ...
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Fundraising
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Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team commit to ‘earn and learn’ by joining the 5% Club

Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team, a training provider, specialising in the early years ...
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Kids Planet acquires Birmingham nursery

Kids Planet Day Nurseries has recently acquired Birmingham based nursery The Green Nursery in Halesowen, ...
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Acquisition
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3 great ways to create an inclusive culture

Culture is where you meet others and the environment you individually and collectively create together. ...
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Wellbeing
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Bright Horizons hires new executive director of operations

Bright Horizons has announced that Iain Colledge has joined as executive director of operations and ...
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Grandir UK acquires nursery in Woking

Daydream Day Nursery has joined the Grandir UK family, the home of Kiddi Caru and ...
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Bringing Play Therapy to the forefront for children’s mental health

By using play therapy, children are able to learn more helpful behaviours and understand their ...
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Wellbeing
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LEYF launches rewards package for staff

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is putting its staff first and investing in a significant ...
4 months
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Findel secures £18m sustainability-linked loan facility from Santander UK

Educational resources supplier Findel has secured what is believed to be the UK education supplies ...
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Three quarters of parents of under fives are concerned about the impact of the pandemic

New findings from research commissioned by Fisher-Price and Family Action, show that a third of ...
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Surveys
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Busy Bees Mardley Hill nursery celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report

Staff and children are jumping for joy after receiving ‘Outstanding’, following an Ofsted inspection. Busy ...
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An OUTSTANDING inspection report for Bright Little Stars

Established in 2013, Bright Little Stars Nursery aims to provide a happy, healthy and safe ...
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Gerald Eve advises Macquarie on £20m education deal

Property consultancy, Gerald Eve, has advised Macquarie Asset Management on a leading commercial ground lease ...
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Doors now open at Kids Planet Chorley

Kids Planet Chorley officially opened its doors on 21st March 2022, following a successful Open ...
5 months
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Busy Bees Colchester welcomes Will Quince MP

An Ofsted-outstanding nursery in Colchester welcomed Will Quince, MP for Colchester. Busy Bees nursery in ...
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Work begins on new Bright Horizons nursery in Purley

The new nursery, set to be located on Whytecliffe Road North, will create more than ...
5 months
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Kids Planet acquires four new settings over two nurseries

Kids Planet has acquired four new settings over two nurseries: Horn End Group of three ...
5 months
Acquisition
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Just Childcare founder joins Blossom Educational board

Blossom Educational has announced the appointment of David Johnson to their board with immediate effect. ...
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The Old Station Nursery Group acquires Hampshire based group

The Old Station Nursery Group has announced that Good Manors Day Nurseries, a group of ...
5 months
Acquisition
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‘Rewild Childhood’ CPD day for early years’ educators

The outdoors-based nursery, The Children’s Garden, has launched its first ever CPD Day for early ...
5 months
Wellbeing
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Bright Horizons invests £10m in its practitioners’ salaries and benefits

Bright Horizons UK is making a significant investment in its Early Years practitioners’ salaries and ...
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Wellbeing
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Harlequin Childcare joins Busy Bees family

One of the UK’s leading early years providers has welcomed Harlequin Childcare in Cambridgeshire to ...
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Acquisition
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Using music to promote the healthy living message

Boogie Mites and Linda Baston-Pitt will be hosting a healthy living themed music training workshop ...
5 months
Wellbeing
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Kids Inc Day Nursery Gravesend launch day

Kids Inc Day Nursery, Gravesend will open its doors on Monday 25 April 2022 and ...
5 months
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Join us at NMT Nursery Agenda Midlands

The team at NMT is excited to welcome you to our NMT Nursery Agenda Midlands ...
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Bright Horizons officially named one of 250 UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing

Bright Horizons is ranked among the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing (2022) by Great Place ...
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Wellbeing
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Kids Planet surpasses 100 nursery milestone

Kids Planet have reached a milestone of surpassing 100 settings, having acquired Twinkles Nurseries group ...
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Kids Planet acquires Yorkshire nursery group

Kids Planet has acquired Twinkles Nurseries group of six nurseries in North and West Yorkshire, ...
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Acquisition
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Leeward Childcare joins Busy Bees family

Busy Bees has welcomed Leeward Childcare in Jersey to its portfolio. The sale has seen ...
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Acquisition
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NMT Nursery Awards 2021 celebration supplement

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Early years educator celebrates over 20 years at Paignton Nursery

A nursery worker from Paignton has celebrated over 20 years of service at a local ...
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Tops Day nurseries teams up with local farm

The catering team at Tops Day Nurseries have recently made their first pick up from ...
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Wellbeing
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Fennies opens new nursery in Bromley

Fennies new nurser y
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New handbook puts wellbeing centre stage

Think Feel Do, a new handbook written by June O’Sullivan and Lala Manners, explores how ...
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Wellbeing
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New manager at Charlton Hayes Nursery

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Edinburgh business becomes Scotland’s first employee-owned childcare firm

Ownership of an Edinburgh childcare company has been handed over to its 150 dedicated staff ...
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Acquisition
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Melrose Education secures loan to pursue a targeted buy and build

OakNorth Bank has provided growth capital to Innervation Capital Partners, to support the “buy and build” ...
7 months
Finance
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UK parents find planning work and childcare more stressful than ever before

New ways of working are throwing childcare plans into chaos and placing new pressures on ...
8 months
Research
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Duchess Nursery Parsons Green hires new manager

Duchess Nursery Parsons Green, which is part of the Chatsworth Schools family has hired a ...
2 years
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