A Lichfield childcare business has confirmed a deal to take over eight nurseries in the south east of England.
Busy Bees has acquired the Postive Steps Childrens Day Nursery Group which cares for youngsters aged from three months to five years.
The deal means the firm – which was founded in Lichfield – now operates 266 nurseries across the UK.
Managing director Marg Randles said: “We are delighted to welcome the Positive Steps group into the Busy Bees family.
“Every nursery in the portfolio is already providing exceptional outcomes for children and we are all really looking forward to working with the extremely talented teams in place.
“It is an absolute pleasure to work with such experienced managers and devoted staff, all of whom will continue to play the most important role, providing quality care for the children in partnership with their families. Meanwhile we will be working very closely with the management team to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible for everyone involved.”