Jan 17, 2022

Polkadot Nurseries Join The Old Station Nursery Group

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

The Old Station Nursery Group is delighted to announce that Polkadot Nurseries, a group of 8 settings, has joined the group.

Previously owned by Elaine and Mike Trevor, Polkadot Nurseries consists of 8 settings; with 7 settings located in and around Warwickshire and 1 setting located within Worcestershire. With all of the nurseries in close proximity, the group has a very well-established reputation within the area for providing the very best learning environments to all children.

This latest acquisition by The Old Station Nursery Group will mean that the group is able to support families at 53 settings spread across the UK.

Sarah Steel, CEO of The Old Station Nursery Group, commented on Polkadot Nurseries joining The Old Station Nursery Group saying:

“We are very excited to welcome all of the children, families and staff members from Polkadot Nurseries to The Old Station Nursery Group. We are delighted that you are joining our nursery family and we look forward to meeting everyone in the coming months.”

She continued, “One of the core values at The Old Station Nursery Group is our children; ensuring that we provide the very best care and learning environment to allow each unique child to develop and grow confidently. I am delighted that Polkadot Nurseries share our priority, always putting the children’s well-being and development first. I, therefore, look forward to working with the Polkadot teams to ensure that we continue to be the very best at what we do.”

On joining The Old Station Nursery Group, Elaine and Mike Trevor commented:

“We know that The Old Station Nursery Group will cherish the Polkadot legacy and that the business will continue to flourish under their stewardship.”

Established in 2002 by Sarah Steel, The Old Station Nursery Group currently comprises of 45 nurseries providing 3106 places across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Buckinghamshire, London, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Essex.

Named as the 19th largest nursery group in the UK (Nursery Chains league, March 2021), The Old Station Nursery Group has grown considerably since its first acquisition in October 2019. As Polkadot Nurseries join the group, The Old Station Nursery Group will care for up to 3504 children in 53 nurseries across the UK; with the ambition to expand further and support more families in the near future.

The Old Station Nursery Group joined larger nursery group, La Maison Bleue, in 2019. Founded in 2004 by Sylvain Forestier and Antonia Ryckbosch, a childcare professional, La Maison Bleue has built a strong and innovative educational project and is the leading childcare provider in Switzerland and the third largest provider in both France and Luxembourg.

To watch a short welcome message from Sarah Steel, CEO of The Old Station Nursery Group, click here.

Photo: [left to right] 

Kirsty Love, Head of Operational Projects and Transitions at The Old Station Nursery Group

Sadie Willett, HR Officer at Polkadot Nurseries

Sarah Steel, CEO at The Old Station Nursery Group


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