Emergency Child and Home Care acquires Bupa Childcare

BUPAEmergency Child and Home Care has acquired Bupa's corporate childcare arm.

The new company will be given the name The Family Care Company and will offer its clients emergency child and elder care; out of school care; on-site creche and nursery management; childcare search and selection services, and advice lines for employers and their employees.

Previously, The Family Care Company concentrated on providing back-up and emergency childcare and elder care predominantly through a website service. The acquisition of Bupa will enable it to also offer search and selection services for childcare advice lines.

Sara MacDonald, head of Bupa Childcare, said: "This is the natural home of Bupa Childcare. I have known the team at The Family Care Company for a number of years and I am glad that we have found a way to put the businesses together."

Bupa Childcare's employees have transferred to the new company.

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