Jan 13, 2022

Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school Joins The Old Station Nursery Group

Sixpenny Day Nursery & Preschool Joins The Old Station Nursery Group

Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school, a single site nursery in Roundway, Devizes, Wiltshire, has joined The Old Station Nursery Group.

The first Sixpenny Nursery in Devizes was founded in 1989 in the village of Nursteed, before moving to the new, purpose built nursery at Roundway Hill Farm in January 2012.

Previously owned by Kate Easter, the nursery specialises in outdoor learning and play. The setting offers all year round care to families and is well recognised in the community for providing support and quality care to all children.

Sarah Steel, CEO of The Old Station Nursery Group, commented on The Old Station Nursery Group’s latest acquisition saying:

“On behalf of The Old Station Nursery Group, I would like to warmly welcome all of the parents, carers, children and staff to our nursery family. We are really looking forward to meeting all of the children, parents and staff members at the nursery in the coming months.”

She continued, “At The Old Station Nursery Group we strive to create brighter futures together, by providing the very best learning environments to our children, working closely with our parents and having well experienced and passionate nursery teams. We are delighted that Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school shares our aspirations and we very much look forward to working closely with the teams to share best practice and to continue innovating everything that we do.”

On joining The Old Station Nursery Group, Kate Easter commented:

“Sixpenny has provided outstanding care for many years and I am delighted that The Old Station Nursery Group shares our passion to continue everything we love about Sixpenny.  I am confident the nursery is in good hands and will continue to provide a nurturing learning environment for our children.”

Established in 2002 by Sarah Steel, The Old Station Nursery Group currently comprises of 44 nurseries providing 2968 places across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Buckinghamshire, London, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, 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 Sixpenny Day Nursery joins the group, The Old Station Nursery will care for up to 3106 children in 45 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

Kate Easter, Previous owner of Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school

Megan Smith, Nursery Manager at Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school

Natasha Bishop, Assistant Manager at Sixpenny Day Nursery & Pre-school


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