11/29/2019 | Childcare & Education

Darlington day nursery sold to expanding national operator

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Ferndene Nursery, a freehold children’s day nursery in Darlington, an historic market town in County Durham.


Operating from a large Victorian building and surrounded by charming private gardens, the well-established day nursery is registered to care for 78 children. It has an excellent reputation within the local area for offering a very high level of childcare, which is recognised through its Outstanding Ofsted rating.

The day nursery has been purchased by Busy Bees Holding Limited, a national group operator looking to expand its portfolio. The group currently operates another setting in Darlington, just over a mile away from Ferndene Nursery.

They plan to build on the nursery’s reputation and drive business by responding to the increasing demand for quality childcare in the area, as well as offering new opportunities to the highly experienced and knowledgeable staff of Ferndene.

Vicky Marsland, Business Agent at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “I’m very pleased to have assisted with the transaction and wish both the vendor and buyers all the best in their future endeavours. “

D A C Beachcroft LLP in Manchester acted on behalf of the sellers, and Gunnercooke LLP in Manchester acted for the purchasers.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

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