Busy Bees acquires nine new nurseries

Busy Bees Childcare has acquired the TLC nursery group which operates nine nurseries in the Midlands and South East, taking the number of nurseries it operates to 133.

The move takes Busy Bees into the public sector and public healthcare markets as TLC has nurseries based at a number of hospitals. It also follows on from the company’s purchase of 88 Leapfrog nurseries earlier this year.

Lynn Woodward, managing director at one of the co-founders of Busy Bees, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to add TLC nurseries to our portfolio. This acquisition demonstrates our confidence in the UK childcare market.”