Case study: Aquatrust appointed by Kid’s Planet Day nursery

Project outline:

From June 2022, Aquatrust is the new water safety partner for Kids Planet Day Nurseries group. Kids Planet is an award-winning, family-owned group of nurseries. Originally set up in 2008 in Warrington and Widnes, to date they operate over 130 nurseries across the UK, with a large number of outstanding Ofsted accreditations to their name.

Kids Planet is passionate about always maintaining the very highest safety standards. So, when the group was looking for help with water compliance regulation, they knew they needed a fully approved contractor that they could rely on. That’s where Aquatrust came in.

With over 130 sites across the UK, we know we need a water safety and compliance partner we can trust. We chose to appoint Aquatrust as they were fast to respond to all our questions around regulations and responsibility. They gave us peace of mind that, with their help, our nurseries across the UK will continue to be safe and compliant.

Paul Seddon, Head of Buildings and Facilities at Kids Planet

Project Description

We have been appointed for three years of ongoing work with Kids Planet Day Nurseries. We will carry out a full range of water safety services across this time, including Legionella Risk Assessments and monitoring programmes across their growing number of properties across the UK.

We know that our ability to take on large client bases such as this and develop the relationships further is a real selling point for Aquatrust, along with our appointed, experienced account managers. In this instance, our past experience of working with large-scale projects helped resulted in the new partnership.

children drawing at nursery

Measuring Success

Working at Kids Planet Day Nurseries around the UK, we will carry out Legionella risk assessments within quoted timescales, with follow-on contractual immediately set up and managed. This includes a suggested monitoring programme and any necessary remedial works.

We give our contact at Kids Planet the peace of mind of knowing that we will arrange all site visits and produce the relevant documents. Input from Kids Planet is only required when the assessments are complete.

We will measure the success of our partnership on several outcomes:

  • Reduced water safety risks within the 130+ nurseries
  • Compliance with regulation for Kids Planet
  • Peace of mind for the customer that they have partnered with a reliable contractor
  • KPI’s regarding risk assessment turnaround being met
  • All sites planned in up to March 2023 with agreed dates
  • A great ongoing relationship with the customer

Further to our ongoing contractual work with Kids Planet, we will cover any one-off works that may arise. We can also offer Legionella Awareness Training to ensure that everyone within the business understands the importance of water safety and compliance.