Bright Horizons acquires My Family Care

Ben Black

Global childcare and education organisation Bright Horizons has acquired My Family Care, a UK-based business that provides back-up and emergency childcare.

Bright Horizons, which operates across Canada, India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US, provides back-up child and eldercare, tuition programme management, education advising and student loan repayment schemes. It currently works with around 1,100 employers and operates more than 1,000 childcare centres.

My Family Care, founded in 2005, offers emergency childcare, maternity and paternity coaching, and consultancy and training services. It works to support family-friendly workplaces using technology and practical solutions.

Ben Black (pictured), chief executive officer at My Family Care, said: “I’m looking forward to a great future together as My Family Care joins Bright Horizons. It’s a fantastic opportunity to support our clients with an even wider range of services designed to help their employees achieve their personal and professional goals.”

James Tugendhat, managing director, international at Bright Horizons, added: “Employers increasingly understand that employees need a range of supports to balance work with their demanding family lives, and to stay happy and productive.

“Firms want scalable solutions, from coaching to workplace nurseries, alongside consistent quality. With My Family Care on board, we believe we are even better placed to help employers provide solutions built for the modern workforce.”