28 April 2016 | Childcare & Education

The Village Nursery in Blackpool for sale with Christie & Co

The Village Nursery, a private children’s day nursery in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool, is on the market for sale with specialist property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Converted and modernised by the current owners, the nursery is situated in South Shore in close proximity to the beach and local parks. Operating  across two floors, it provides  well equipped and maintained  chidren’s activity rooms and outdoor play area, kitchen and toilet facilities, storage space and an office. The nursery’s heating and CCTV systems have recently been updated for the comfort and security of the children and staff.

The nursery is registered to accommodate 49 children all year round and caters for ages 2-5. There is a full-time manager and deputy manager in place, and a long-serving team of highly qualified staff working underneath them.

The current owner presently oversees the running of the nursery, visiting on an ad hoc basis. Having owned the business since 2008 and firmly establishing it amongst the local community, she has taken the descion to persue her retirement.

All fixtures and fittings are owned outright by the current owner and will be included in the sale.

Sofia Beck, Childcare Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Manchester office, who is handling the sale comments: “The Village Nursery offers an excellent opportunity for either a first time buyer or an existing, experienced operator looking to expand their portfolio. The nursery has a warming, homely feel with fantastic facilities and a great team of staff.

“There are numerous factors currently influencing the childcare sector including the proposal for additional free childcare and the impact of the National Living Wage. Christie & Co is well placed to provide advice to operators in this exciting time for the industry.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers around £280,000 for the freehold interest.