Courteney Donaldson

Managing Director - Childcare & Education

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As Managing Director of Childcare & Education Sectors at Christie & Co, Courteney has a vast range of expertise in the childcare and education sectors. Courteney has specialised in the nursery sector since 1999, providing valuation, transactional and consultative advice to operators, banks and investors. In one capacity or another, she has been involved in virtually every major nursery transaction since 2006. 

Working with owners of single settings, regional and national nursery groups across the UK, Courteney has a unique insight into current trends in the market, including levels of demand and sustainability. Alongside her work in the nursery sector, Courteney also advises on other child-centric businesses including residential special educational needs schools, children’s homes, independent schools and foster care businesses.

Alongside Courteney’s national role at Christie & Co, and as testament to her expertise in the nursery sector, she was invited to join the board of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) as a Co-opted Trustee.

Courteney is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars.