BLOS childcare joins Babilou Family
BLOS childcare announced today that it will join Babilou Family. Babilou Family and BLOS will continue together as a leading childcare and early-years-education company. Mentha supported the BLOS management in growing and further strengthening the organization. Mentha now transfers its shares to Babilou Family. The knowledge, expertise and best practices of Babilou Family will enable BLOS to enter its next phase of qualitative growth.
By joining Babilou Family, BLOS begins a new stage of cooperation with an established international company in childcare and early years education. Babilou, already present in 12 countries, welcomed its expansion into the Dutch market, as one of the leading countries in the field of childcare, early education and development. BLOS and Babilou see opportunity to share best practices and put into practice their know-how in early childhood care for the benefit of the children and parents they serve.
Max van de Blaak, Director of BLOS childcare, commented: “We are delighted to be joining Babilou Family as it is the natural progression of the initial vision we set out over 25 years ago: to offer every child the very best in development opportunities. Key to that vision is the continuing ability to invest in quality. With the support of Babilou Family, we will embark on our next phase of growth, which will include further developing our educational approach, training of employees, upgrading the facilities, and ensuring high-quality services to parents.”
Barend Rutten, Partner of Mentha Capital, stated: “The development of BLOS over the last years has been impressive. BLOS has grown from a local player in Nieuwegein and Utrecht to national coverage while further strengthening its offering and focus on quality. We are proud of the successful years of partnership with BLOS. We wish BLOS, its management and employees as well as the new shareholder Babilou Family all the best for the future.”
BLOS was founded in 1992 by two friends. The family business has grown into one of the leading childcare organizations in the Netherlands. In addition to the BLOS label, the BLOS group consists of various labels in which the best care and development of children is provided with passion every day. With around 200 establishments, 2,000 employees and nearly 10,000 childcare places, BLOS is one of the larger childcare organizations in the Netherlands.
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