14 December 2016 | Childcare & Education

Footsteps Day Nurseries acquires 10th nursery in Stafford

Lollipops Day Nursery in Stafford has been sold through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Located close to Stafford station, the 81-place nursery caters for children aged 0-5. It has been bought by existing regional operator, Gavin Harvey from Footsteps Day Nurseries. This will be the 10th nursery in the Footsteps group.

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Previous owner Laura Steed ran the nursery for 30 years as a family business. She has now decided to retire and is pleased to be handing over the reins to an established childcare provider.

Tamara Skipworth, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale comments, “We are very excited for both Laura who gets to enjoy her well-earned retirement and Gavin at Footsteps who is continuing to expand his operation, and wish them both well in their future ventures.
 
“The market for childcare businesses continues to be strong across the Midlands with many multiple operators looking to acquire further sites to add to their portfolios. With several first-time buyers also looking to enter the sector, such as former teachers and healthcare professionals, 2017 looks to be a good time for those who are looking to sell.”