Just Childcare extends further into the South West

The Just Childcare group - which currently operates nurseries in the North West, Yorkshire and the South West - is today pleased to announce the purchase of eight additional nurseries in the Bristol area.

The latest acquisition increases the number of nurseries in the Just Childcare portfolio to 48 and sees the continued expansion of their childcare provision in the South West, where they will now have a total of 13 settings. Just Childcare are now able to offer over 3400 child places across the group, all of which are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’.

Founded in 2005, the Little Acorns and Stepping Stones groups have eight well established nurseries spread across the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area, as well as a local support office in Willsbridge that provides a range of nursery support services.

Just Childcare has seen considerable expansion over the past 3 years, growing rapidly from 7 nurseries in 2015 up to 48 settings and establishing a central Support Centre in Denton, Manchester.

David Johnson, CEO at Just Childcare said:

“The acquisition of Little Acorns and Stepping Stones is one we are all very excited about. Following on from our purchase of the Abbeywood Tots group earlier this year, we are delighted to further consolidate our position in the South West of England.

The eight nurseries we have acquired all have excellent reputations and share our belief that the children in our care should be at the centre of everything we do. We are thrilled to have them join the group and we look forward to working alongside their existing teams to develop the success of their settings further.”