Hoppers opened 30 years ago by the current owners’ mother, Jill Evans. Jill embarked on opening her own preschool after struggling to find suitable childcare for her son Toby. Toby took on the business six years ago and expanded to a second site by opening Sparkling Stars as demand and his reputation grew. The pre-schools had a combined effective operating capacity of 56 and have both been rated “Good” by Ofsted for the entirety of their operation.
Toby decided to sell to pursue other business ventures and comments, “Having met with a number of agencies it was a no-brainer to entrust Sophie and Nick to sell my business. Their professionalism and discretion was second to none and I am very glad I chose them to guide me through what is known to be a very stressful process.”
Sophie Willcox, Associate Director of Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “I’m delighted to have found Toby a buyer to carry on his and his mother’s legacy and wish the new owners the best of luck with the preschools in the future.”
TE Childcare was sold at an undisclosed price.
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