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Apple Blossom Childcare Ltd has acquired First Steps Kindergarten in Sunderland.
First Steps Kindergarten is situated on the Sunderland Enterprise Park, just off the A1231.
The purpose built setting was purchased from Northfield Kindergartens limited as a going concern and all 14 staff have been kept on at the nursery.
The nursery's name will be changed to Apple Blossom Day Nursery in the very near future and there are substantial plans to improve the setting over the coming months.
Apple Blossom Childcare Ltd is owned by Phillippa and Christian Balmer. Christian Balmer is responsible for finance and marketing while Phillippa Balmer handles the day to day running of Apple Blossom Day Nursery.
First Steps is currently registered with Ofsted for up to 49 children however Apple Blossom Childcare Ltd wants to increase the numbers to 54 children by the end of January 2013.
The nursery caters for children from birth to five years of age.