Leyland nursery sold to growing North West group

Leyland’s Poplars Nursery, ranked in the Top 20 North West Nurseries by daynurseries.co.uk, has become Thrive’s twelfth nursery in the region.

Founded over 35 years ago, Poplars Nursery has been expanded and completely renovated over the past five years to provide modern day nursery and early childhood education services to 68 children from a few months to five years old.

Thrive Managing Director Cary Rankin said: “Poplars is a very successful, well-equipped and well-managed nursery, providing a high quality indoor and outdoor environment that gives children space to play and learn.

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Poplars Nursery Manager Hayley Hinton welcomes Thrive Operations Manager Andre Fallows to the Nursery.

“We share the vision and philosophy of former owners Vanda and Geoff Hope in putting children and families first and recognizing the importance of the daycare’s dedicated team.

“We want Poplars to remain the trusted first choice for parents and employees in the Leyland area.

“Like all of our nurseries, it is part of the local community and we are committed to maintaining its local identity. We will work with and continue to develop the excellent, trusted team.

Nursery manager Hayley Hinton, who has worked at Poplars for 13 years, said: “Poplars is well known and loved by families in the Leyland area, thanks to its dedicated and, in many cases, long-standing team. , which will continue to uphold ethics and values ​​shared by Thrive Childcare and Education.

“We are all looking forward to working under the Thrive umbrella and are excited about the similarities in our vision and the unison it will create.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to warmly thank Vanda and Geoff for their dedication and investment in the nursery during their stay here. “

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