3/16/2022 | Childcare & Education

Family-run Bolton day nursery sold to Kids Planet

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of The Owls Nursery in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

The Owls Nursery in Bolton, Manchester

The Owls Nursery is a well-established, family-run day nursery which accommodates up to 120 children aged between zero and five years. Operating from a stunning former church school property in the town of Blackrod in Bolton, Greater Manchester. the nursery is renowned for providing high-quality care, with the business consistently generating impressive levels of annual income and profit year after year.

The business has been owned and operated by David and Kay Holt since 2012 who, over the years, have created an exceptional ‘home from home’ setting which is unique to any other nursery in the area due to its bespoke personable offering.

The Owls Nursery has been purchased by national provider, Kids Planet, adding to its growing portfolio.

David Holt comments, "We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in making The Owls such a fabulous nursery which includes all our parents and our amazing staff team. We are confident that Kids Planet will continue to provide the very highest standards of care and take the business from strength to strength.”

Clare Roberts, CEO of Kids Planet, comments, “I am delighted to welcome The Owls Nursery into the Kids Planet Group. This beautifully kept nursery, set in a historic building, is a true testament to all the staff and it is abundantly clear they have huge passion for providing a secure and enabling environment. Having been a family-run nursery themselves, their culture closely mirrors that of our own and I believe they will transition into Kids Planet perfectly, upholding our core values that underpin our quality provision. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the process and to welcome a remarkably professional and devoted Owls team to the Kids Planet Family.” 

Sofia Beck, Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “This unique opportunity received a high level of interest right from the offset which resulted, very quickly, in multiple offers. This was no doubt due to the nursery’s exceptional quality of childcare and impressive profits generated consistently by the business. I’d like to wish David and Kay all the best with their future plans, and I hope they can rest assured that their lovely nursery and staff team have been left in excellent hands with Kids Planet.

“The activity from buyers within the childcare sector continues to increase and we are seeing more offers being made than ever before.”

The Owls Nursery was sold for 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:
Sofia Beck, Director – Childcare & Education
P: ­07736 616 687 or E: sofia.beck@christie.com

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