Four child day care centres have been sold to a single operator as part of a wider take over.

Daybreak Nursery Group was bought up by regional nursery operator All About Children - which included the sale of four sites in Rickmansworth and Amersham.

Business brokers Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said it was a “pleasure” helping the operation change hands which it says, “provides a home from home environment for children”.

The four Daybreak Nursery Group sites in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire - two in Rickmansworth and two in Amersham - will be assimilated into the All About Children portfolio with the rest of the company.

Its former directors said: “After 15 years of offering quality childcare locally, the next step is to join a group who can continue our hard work with the same ethos, and we believe All About Children are the ideal group to do this.”

Russell Ford, director of All About Children, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming their staff to All About Children.”