5/29/2019 | Childcare & Education

Children’s day nursery in central Edinburgh finds new owners

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Meadows Nursery, located next to The Meadows, a popular park in the heart of Edinburgh, to first time buyers.

Registered for 44 children, Meadows Nursery has established an excellent reputation in the local community and with the Care Inspectorate, making it a popular setting among parents. The nursery’s proximity to The Meadows also makes it an attractive choice as one of the few truly open public spaces in the city. Within the park there is a children's playground, a croquet club, tennis courts and cricket pitches. 

Acquired in 2004 by the previous owner, Jennifer Hegarty, a qualified primary school teacher, Meadows Nursery was operated by Jennifer and her husband Eamon as part of a group of two, with their second setting, Pilrig Children’s Nursery, located in Leith. 

Jennifer and Eamon decided to sell the nursery to enable them to concentrate on one setting, and comment, “Meadows Nursery was our first setting and we have many happy memories. We wish Marilyn and Scott every success taking the business forward.”

Meadows Nursery was purchased by first time buyers, husband and wife team Marilyn & Scott Li. Having worked for other operators while studying for her childcare qualifications, Marilyn was keen to find a setting of her own.  

Emma Govan, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, "We are delighted to have helped Jennifer and Eamon find new owners for Meadows Nursery and wish them every success for the future. It is wonderful to see Marilyn and Scott setting out on their journey and hear about their plans for Meadows. We hope this will be the start of a long and prosperous career in the sector.   

"We are continuing to see a lack of supply of good quality settings coming to the market in Scotland, and as such, this is driving premium prices for highly desirable sites.”