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25 June 2019 | Childcare & Education

Christie & Co sell The Wendy House Day Nursery in Liverpool to Kids Planet

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brokered the freehold sale of The Wendy House Day Nursery, located in Litherland, Merseyside, to growing regional group operator, Kids Planet Day Nurseries.

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The nursery, which has effective operating capacity for over 90 children, holds an exceptional reputation amongst the local community and offers first-class early years education for children from birth to five years old. 

The business was established by experienced childcare operators, Christine & Andrew Seasman who, with over 20 years’ experience in the childcare sector, have developed and owned a small portfolio of successful nurseries within the Wirral area. The Wendy House is a quality setting which the Seasmans nurtured to a strong position, making it an attractive opportunity to an incoming purchaser.

Christine Seasman comments, “Once we had made the decision to sell, it was important that we found the right operator to continue providing good quality childcare. We instructed Sofia at Christie & Co as she came recommended after having used other agents in the past. We were very happy with the service we received and feel that Kids Planet are a great match for the nursery and our valued team of staff.”

Already with a strong presence in Liverpool, new owner Kids Planet Day Nurseries acquired The Wendy House, bringing their group to an impressive 39 settings. 

Clare Roberts, Chief Executive of Kids Planet comments, “With several nurseries already operating on Merseyside, we’re extremely excited to bring Litherland into the group. We’re very much looking forward to working with the team to provide them with the support they need to continue delivering the best possible care for children and parents in this area.” 

Sofia Beck, Associate Director at Christie & Co, handled the sale and comments, “I wish Christine and Andrew a happy future and believe that Kids Planet Day Nurseries are an excellent match for the nursery and its wonderful team of staff.

“This has been another example of the continued activity within the North West children’s day nursery market concluding a successful first half of 2019 for Christie & Co’s Childcare & Education team. We are delighted to assist day nursery owners with their exit plans, in many cases beginning initial conversations to help owners prepare years before they are even ready for a sale. Preparation is key and ensures that the highest possible sale price is achieved for an owner, when the time does eventually come.”