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09 April 2021 | Childcare & Education

Freehold nursery in Essex sold to existing operator through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is pleased to announce the sale of Second Steps Day Nursery in Laindon, Essex.

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Second Steps Day Nursery is an impressive freehold day nursery that is well known for providing high-quality childcare for up to 106 children, with an excellent long-standing management team. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, the nursery was achieving consistently growing revenues year on year and has recovered well since reopening after the various lockdowns.

Mrs Sharon Watson, the former owner of Second Steps, comments, “I am thrilled to have found Cresswell Day Nurseries that have been both professional and genuine throughout the sale. I feel, with the help of Christie & Co and Sophie, I have found the perfect buyers to continue on my hard work. I can now begin a new chapter in my life in the knowledge that the nursery children and staff will be looked after!!”

The nursery was brought to market to allow its owners to pursue other business ventures and has been purchased by Cresswell Nurseries, taking them to 12 nurseries across the UK. Chairman, Mr Stephen Booty, comments, “We are thrilled to have acquired another outstanding nursery to add to our growing portfolio. We are looking forward to continuing on from Sharon’s hard work in providing exceptional childcare.”

Sophie Willcox, Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “I am delighted to have found the perfect buyer for Sharon. We were inundated with interest and were in receipt of several offers for the nursery. This sale is yet another example of the ongoing demand in the sector for quality, well performing nurseries. I wish Sharon the best of luck in the future and look forward to working with Cresswell Nurseries on future acquisitions.”

Second Steps Day Nursery was sold at an undisclosed price.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sophie Willcox, Director – Child Centric Sectors
P: 07736 620 855 or E: sophie.willcox@christie.com