A Yorkshire nursery business has received multi-million pound backing from Yorkshire Bank to expand.
Kaleidoscope Day Nurseries Ltd is moving into a purpose-built headquarters in Drighlington, West Yorkshire, following support from Yorkshire Bank’s Leeds Business Banking Centre.
The 22-year-old company was founded by husband and wife, Jane and Steven Middlebrook, abd employs 150 full and part-time staff across six nurseries in Morley, Gildersome, York city centre and Acomb.
Managing director, Jane Middlebrook, a Nursery World Awards Trainer of the Year 2012 finalist, said: “We’re pleased to be moving into purpose-designed premises where we can invest in our own future. The new nursery will enable us to take our services further west to support families in areas such as Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Birkenshaw, Birstall and Batley.
"Our top priority now is to fill the new nursery and establish ourselves as a centre of excellence for childcare and childcare training across all our sites.“This latest expansion is testament to our providing the very best in childcare.
"After 21 years, we know the childcare business and are passionate about the quality of the care we offer. Most of our customers are working parents and our services allow them to go to work with peace of mind that their child is being safely looked after in a stimulating and nurturing environment.
“Yorkshire Bank has always supported our expansion plans and the latest financial support has enabled us to create a building of the highest standard. We could not have realised our dreams of creating a new flagship building without them.”
Yorkshire Bank Leeds Business Banking Centre business partner, Linda Binns, said: “The tough economic climate means that many families, not just those where the parents are working, are under pressure. Yorkshire Bank is pleased to be continuing to support Kaleidoscope which is gaining recognition for the high-quality care it offers to a growing number of children and their parents.”