Investment Date

December 2021




Manchester, United Kingdom





Kids Planet is the UK’s 3rd largest nursery operator and is ranked #1* for quality of childcare provision.

Kids Planet was established in 2008 by Clare Roberts and her father, in response to Clare’s own challenges of finding flexible childcare. Over the years, Clare has led a number of acquisitions and greenfield openings increasing the regional footprint of the business across the North West and the Midlands. Moreover, the Group now operates workplace nurseries on behalf of Cambridge and Oxford universities.

Kids Planet has developed a proven scalable model which continues to drive the highest standards of childcare provision in the country. The in-house quality team regulates and monitors the standards of tuition across all settings.

In 2018, Kids Planet launched its own Training Academy, offering apprenticeships and early years training to nurture new talents and ensure the highest quality of care is maintained and delivered throughout the Group, whilst internally developing the leaders of tomorrow and being seen as the employer of choice in the area.

Fremman acquired Kids Planet in December 2021, when it counted c. 80 nurseries and is assisting them in developing the infrastructure and processes to support a 3x expansion of their footprint, whilst retaining the UK highest standards of childcare provision. Our vision is for Kids Planet (i) to continue to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to impactful teaching experiences offering to each child the best opportunities for development and (ii) to become a sustainability role model for the parents and their local communities.