Work has started on the fifth childcare centre in the group founded by Salford mum Jennie Johnson in 2003.
Kids Allowed, headquartered in Manchester, has sites in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Cheadle Royal and Didsbury. In addition to nursery provision from three months old, the centres offer before and after school provision, holiday clubs, a parent concierge and daily parent and toddler activities.
The new Stockport centre will open in September 2013 on the former site of the Acton Court Hotel opposite Stockport Grammar School.
There will be places for 190 children, made up of 156 nursery places and 34 wrap-around care including before and after school clubs. Parents are being urged to secure places early as they are already beginning to take bookings. The new centre will also create around 50 jobs.
The purpose-built centre will have age specific rooms with access to their own garden, lots of natural light, a sensory room, one way porthole windows so parents can see their children settling in without disturbing them and biometric fingerprint technology meaning that only colleagues and parents can enter the nursery. The centre will also have a roof top garden.