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Category: Early Years

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UK: Family First purchases Surrey nursery school

Nursery group Family First has acquired Drayton House Nursery School in Guildford, Surrey.
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Netherlands: Onex exits Partou to Waterland

Canadian private equity firm Onex has sold its majority stake in Dutch childcare provider Partou ...
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Exclusive: N Family Club sells minority stake to Gresham House

UK-based nursery operator N Family Club has sold a minority stake of around 25-30% to ...
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UK: Hollies Day Nurseries acquires Kingfisher Day Nursery setting

Hollies Day Nurseries, a family-run day nursery group in Nottinghamshire has acquired Kingfisher Day Nursery ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires West Midlands nursery

Nursery group Kids Planet has acquired The Green Nursery in Halesowen in the West Midlands.
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Australia: Bain Capital sells Only About Children to Bright Horizons for $320m

Private equity firm Bain Capital has sold Australian child care group Only About Children (OAC) ...
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UK: All About Children mandates Lincoln International to run sale

UK-based nursery operator All About Children has appointed Lincoln International to find a buyer, EducationInvestor ...
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Exclusive: Sale of Alpha Plus assets starts with IM distribution

The sale process for some selective assets of Alpha Plus, a British group of independent ...
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Australia: Affinity acquires early education and care centres from Oxanda Education

Affinity Education Group has acquired 12 early education and care centres owned by Oxanda Education ...
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Australia: G8 Education buys stake in babysitting app Kiddo

Childcare company G8 Education has purchased a 20% stake in Brisbane-based on-demand babysitting app Kiddo ...
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Australia: Investment funds acquire Camp Australia debt

Several investment management funds are acquiring debt in Australia’s largest outside-school-hours care provider, Camp Australia, ...
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UAE: Babilou Group acquires Bright Kids Nurseries

Babilou Group has acquired Bright Kids Nurseries, an early learning group with six branches in ...
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UK: Kids Planet purchases Bolton nursery

National nursery provider Kids Planet has acquired The Owls Nursery in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
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UK: Sky High Achievers adds third nursery setting

Nursery group, Sky High Achievers has acquired The Bungalow Day Nursery in Denton, Manchester.
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UK: OakNorth Bank provides loan to Lancashire nursery and preschool

OakNorth Bank has provided capital to Strawberry Fields Nursery and Preschool to pursue a buy ...
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UK: All About Children purchases Leicestershire nursery

National nursery operator, All About Children has acquired Progress House Day Nursery in the Leicestershire ...
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China: RYB Education to divest directly operated kindergarten business

Early childhood education service provider, RYB Education announced it is entering into termination agreements to ...
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UK: The Old Station Nursery Group acquires Townsend Montessori

The Old Station Nursery Group has acquired Townsend Montessori, a Kent-based group of six nurseries.
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UK: Famly buys early years software company FirstSteps

Danish early years software company Famly has acquired UK-based nursery management platform FirstSteps.
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Australia: Mayfield Childcare reports solid annual profit

Malvern, Victoria-based early childhood education and care provider Mayfield Childcare has reported 2021 earnings before ...
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UK: eEducation Albert acquires children’s learning platform Sumdog

Gothenburg, Sweden-based ed tech eEducation Albert is acquiring Sumdog, an ed tech with operations primarily ...
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UK: Apiary portfolio company Thrive completes two bolt-on nursery acquisitions

Apiary-backed Thrive Childcare and Education has acquired the Village Nursery Group and Poplars Day Nursery.
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US: Childcare company Vivvi raises $15m in Series B funding

New York City-based Vivvi, an employer-sponsored childcare company, has raised $15 million in Series B ...
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Jersey: Busy Bees acquires St Helier setting

Nursery group Busy Bees has acquired Leeward Childcare, an independent nursery school located at the ...
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UK: Storal Learning acquires East Sussex setting

Nursery group Storal Learning has acquired Blueberry Nursery School in Hove, East Sussex, a private ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires six-setting Twinkles Nursery Group in Yorkshire

Nursery group Kids Planet has purchased Twinkles Nursery Group, six purpose-built and purpose-designed facilities located ...
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US: Teaching Strategies acquires early childhood education company Quality Assist

Bethesda, Maryland-based Teaching Strategies, which develops early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement ...
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UK: Taunton School to invest £20m in campus development

Work begins next week on a new sixth-form centre and library at Taunton School in ...
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Singapore: Affirma Capital acquires Little Paddington Preschool chain

Paddington Enterprise, an operator of premium preschools across Singapore under the umbrella of Little Paddington ...
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UK: Launchpad Early Years acquires nine nursery settings

Charity Launchpad Early Years has acquired Paint Pots Pre-School and Nursery, nine settings predominantly located ...
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US: Stride bounces back into profit

Stride, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to high ...
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UK: Sunny Day Nurseries acquires Devon setting

Early childcare group Sunny Day Nurseries has acquired the coincidentally closely named Sunny Days Nursery ...
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UK: Family First purchases Kent nursery

Nursery group Family First has acquired a family-run, 41-place day nursery for children aged from ...
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UK: Kindred Nurseries acquires Essex nursery group

Nursery group Kindred Nurseries has acquired ABC Rainbow Day Nurseries which has settings in Rayleigh ...
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US: Wonderschool raises $25m in Series B funding

San Francisco-based childcare management platform Wonderschool has raised $25 million in a Series B round ...
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UK: The Little Sports Group purchases West Yorkshire nursery

The Little Sports Group, the parent company for a primary education business, LSC, has purchased ...
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UK: The Old Station Nursery Group acquires Polkadot Nurseries

From left: Kirsty Love, head of operational projects and transitions at The Old Station Nursery ...
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Exclusive: The Old Station Nursery acquires Wiltshire setting

The Old Station Nursery Group in the UK has acquired Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school ...
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Australia: Edge Early Learning raises A$25m

Queensland-based early childhood education and care provider Edge Early Learning has secured A$25 million (£13.2 ...
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UK: Kids Planet acquires Birmingham nursery

Nursery group Kids Planet has acquired George Perkins Day Nursery in Birmingham which has operating ...
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