Mar 14, 2022

Good Manors Day Nurseries Joins The Old Station Nursery Group

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The Old Station Nursery Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Good Manors Day Nurseries to its network.

With four nurseries located in Hampshire, Good Manors brings a wealth of experience and a strong reputation for providing high-quality childcare. This expansion reinforces the commitment of The Old Station Nursery Group to creating brighter futures for children and families.

Establishment and Community Presence

Good Manors Day Nurseries have been serving families in Hampshire for over 20 years. The first nursery, Manor Lodge in Fareham, opened its doors in 1998, followed by additional nurseries in Fareham (2004), Portsmouth, and Waterlooville. Each Good Manors Nursery is deeply rooted in its community and has earned recognition for its exceptional care and support.

A Warm Welcome from The Old Station Nursery Group

Sarah Steel, Chair of The Old Station Nursery Group, extends a warm welcome to the children, families, and staff members of Good Manors Nurseries. She expresses her excitement about the upcoming opportunities to meet everyone and the privilege of having Good Manors join their nursery family. Collaboration and innovation are at the core of The Old Station Nursery Group’s approach, and they look forward to sharing best practices and learning from each other.

Directors’ Perspective

Katharine Galliford and Jane Bennett, the directors of Good Manors Nurseries, are delighted to secure the future of their nurseries by joining The Old Station Nursery Group. With 24 years of experience in delivering high-quality childcare, they have full confidence that The Old Station Nursery Group will continue to uphold the same level of excellence.

Expansion and Vision

The Old Station Nursery Group, established by Sarah Steel in 2002, has been providing outstanding childcare across numerous regions in the UK. The addition of Good Manors Nurseries strengthens their position as the 12th largest nursery group in the UK (Nursery Chains league, March 2022). With a total of 63 nurseries caring for up to 4,231 children, The Old Station Nursery Group aims to expand further in the future and extend their support to even more families.

Joining La Maison Bleue

The Old Station Nursery Group became part of the larger nursery group, La Maison Bleue, in 2019. Founded in 2004 by Sylvain Forestier and Antonia Ryckbosch, La Maison Bleue is a leading childcare provider in Switzerland and ranks as the third largest provider in France and Luxembourg. This partnership brings a wealth of experience and an innovative educational approach to The Old Station Nursery Group.

The Old Station Nursery Group celebrates the inclusion of Good Manors Day Nurseries, enriching their network with established and reputable nurseries in Hampshire. Together, they are dedicated to providing exceptional care, supporting children’s development, and creating brighter futures. Stay tuned for more updates and shared success stories on social media and the website.

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