United Kingdom
North West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Social Work Activities Without Accommodation
88.91 - Child day-care activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 December 2018
Employment effect (start)
21 December 2018
Foreseen end date


Safehands Nurseries has confirmed that it is to close nine of its twelve nurseries in the North West, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs. The nurseries closed for Christmas and will not reopen. Three nurseries will continue, employing around 35 people, but they have been sold and are no longer part of the Safehands group. The group has also sold other parts of its care business, though it has held on to parts of its entertainment portfolio. The closed nurseries are being offered for sale, though there are no reports of any prospective buyers.



Eurofound (2018), Safehands Nurseries, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96270, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96270.