Childbase International

Early Years Centre of Excellence

Coming to the Middle East

Leaders with experience scaling to 46 centres

Proven system to offer high quality early education & care

Internationally renowned serving 6000 children weekly

Committed Leaders

Our committed leaders are here to support you. Childbase International team is composed of accomplished business and education leaders committed to the success of all of our partners. 

Our executive leadership team helps each and every partner by applying decades of business experience to help manage sustainable growth. 

Our educational advisory board is a diversely skilled panel of educators, researchers, and experts who ensure that each Childbase Centre meets the highest levels of quality.

System Advantage

The Childbase International proven system will give you a competitive advantage. ‘The Childbase Approach’ was developed with over 35 years of experience in operating 43 locations. We have mastered a system that balances structure and innovation that will help you launch or improve your centre, manage growing enrollments and support your team.

Global Impact

We know how important it is to provide high quality early education to children. Children who attended high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programmes are “less likely to be placed in special education, less likely to be retained in a grade, and more likely to graduate from high school than peers who didn’t attend such programmes”.

Being a Childbase International partner means that you become a part of our global impact on children and families. You become a part of our global impact family and an important addition to our renowned brand.

Childbase is Coming Near You

Childbase International is a group of nurseries in the UK preparing to expand into the Middle East. Rated one of the UKs ‘extraordinary’ companies by Best Companies (2020), the employee-owned Childbase Partnership has been listed as a UK Top 100 company to work for for 12 years and is the best large company to work for in 2020.

Childbase International started as a family business in 1989. Mike Thompson, CEO of Childbase wanted to make a radical change to how childcare centres operate. Childbase became the first childcare business to be 100% owned by the employees. Employee ownership meant that Childbase was able to ensure that everyone was accountable for providing quality, exemplifying equality, diversity and respecting contributions of all stakeholders in the organisation. This unique and innovative structure enabled Childbase to establish a detailed, successful, and comprehensive operational system that is able to be shared with partners from around the world. 

“Fairer makes life happier” – Mike Thompson CBE founder and chairman.

Princess Royal Training Award

This prestigious award recognises employers in the UK who can prove that their outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits for their business.

European Business Award

Childbase Partnership was described as ‘the gold standard for business excellence’ and commended for its creativity, innovation, and impressive respect for employees, as it received theChairman’s Selection Award following a unanimous vote by 57 judges from organisations throughout Europe.

1st Place Best Big Companies

This prestigious and highly competitive list represents the 25 ‘big’ companies with the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores.

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Mike Thompson CBE is the founder and chairman of Childbase. First established in 1989, Mike grew the company to 46 locations, serving 6,000 children every week. Mike is skilled in leadership development, coaching, strategic planning, public speaking, and business strategy and he utilises these skills to create an environment that supports collaborative leadership, systemic growth, and innovation.

Childbase International is the international arm of the UK based nurseries, and is led by a team of educational as well as business and growth experts. 

Jeanne Barczewska – International Education Director

Fay Tearle – International Operations Manager

Lynn Liu – Business Coordinator

Hao Wang – Assistant to the International Education Director​

Learn more about the Childbase International team here

How we work with Partners

New Centre Start Up

Childbase specialise in setting up new or refurbishing existing nurseries. We support the implementation of the ‘Childbase Approach’ for nurseries serving children from birth to 6 years.

Operational Support

Childbase offers operational and management guidance to support leaders to deliver quality care and education and work with staff and parents to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of children.

Skills-Based Training

Childbase delivers short courses, qualifications, mentoring as well as international teacher exchange and learning programmes.


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Partnership Enquiry Form

Childbase International would be delighted to speak to you if you are: 

  • An existing nursery operator looking for operational support. 
  • An existing centre looking to expand and grow. 
  • An investment fund, private investor or an owner looking to start a new center.

Childbase Partnership

Head Office

Kingston House

Northampton Road

Newport Pagnell

Bucks MK16 8NJ

United Kingdom

Childbase Partnership is an Employee Owned Company – Learn more