Saturday 21 October 2017

Irish childcare company expands with further acquisitions

Pictured at today's announcement (L-R): Harry Fitzpatrick (3), Chloe Li (2), Karen Clince, Owner and CEO, TigersChildcare and Lily Coffey (4).
Pictured at today's announcement (L-R): Harry Fitzpatrick (3), Chloe Li (2), Karen Clince, Owner and CEO, TigersChildcare and Lily Coffey (4).
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish company Tigers Childcare is expanding further across Dublin with the acquisition of three childcare services from the US multinational chain Bright Horizon.

The deal will bring another 400 children under Tigers Childcare’s services and more than double staff numbers from 54 to 112.

The centres are located in Belmayne, Blanchardstown and Leopardstown, and will add to the 10 existing Tigers Childcare centres, catering for over 700 children.

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"In acquiring these three large centres we can cater for many more parents and children in these locations and are confident we have the requisite systems in place to manage and continue to develop premium childcare services for them," owner and CEO Karen Clince said.

Starting with one after-school centre in Glasnevin in 2003, Tigers Childcare has gradually expanded to become one of Ireland’s leading providers of childcare and early years education.

As well as on-site pre-school and after-school childcare services within 8 school settings in Dublin, Tigers Childcare also provides full-day care services at purpose-built early years centre in Swords in Dublin and Ashbourne in Meath.

The company said that its commitment to staff training, together with its strong record of excellence and high standards among families have lead to exceptionally strong demand for its services, with parents are having to register their children’s name just after their pregnancy is confirmed.

Ms Clince, the sole owner of Tigers Childcare, also chairs the Fingal Childcare Committee.

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