Date - 08/02/2016
We are delighted to announce our latest acquisition of the Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Group, a private childcare provider with a portfolio of eight nurseries in predominantly the South East of England, which collectively offer 619 registered places for children from three months to five years.
Our latest acquisition means that we now operate 266 nurseries across England, Scotland and Wales.
As a group, Positive Steps has gained an excellent reputation for providing outstanding childcare in the South East of England and we are thrilled to have them on board.
Marg Randles, our Managing Director, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome the Positive Steps group into the Busy Bees family. Every nursery in the portfolio is already providing exceptional outcomes for children and we are all really looking forward to working with the extremely talented teams in place.
“It is an absolute pleasure to work with such experienced managers and devoted staff, all of whom will continue to play the most important role, providing quality care for the children in partnership with their families. Meanwhile we will be working very closely with the management team to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible for everyone involved.”
“It is our promise to keep our parents informed every step of the way, as we continue to improve the excellent care, resources and services this collection of outstanding nurseries currently offer.”
Paul Clarke, former owner of Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Limited commented
“After 16 years building our nursery business, we have decided that now is the right time to hand over the reins to a new custodian who can continue our good work. On 29th July we completed the sale of Positive Steps to Busy Bees.
“As you can imagine, we were very precious about who we sold the business to, and I am confident that in Busy Bees we have chosen the ideal partner to continue the Positive Steps ethos. During our recent dealings with them they have been at pains to preserve those things that have made Positive Steps so special.
“The past 16 years has been an incredible journey and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved. As I have always said, Positive Steps biggest asset is its teamwork – staff, parents, the management team and of course the children. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all for their contributions and wish them the very best for the future.
“These are exciting times and I will watch with pride as the business continues to go from strength to strength under its new owners."
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