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Marigold Day Nursery in Wirral sells to Kids Planet

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has brokered the freehold sale of Marigold Day Nursery in Heswall, Wirral.

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The ‘Good’ rated nursery, which is located in an affluent Merseyside suburb, has an effective operating capacity for 64 children aged zero to five years old, and holds an exceptional reputation amongst the local community offering first-class early years education. The nursery operates from an impressive site comprising two properties and an extensive outdoor learning environment, ideal for a forest school offering.

The business was established 26 years ago by its current owners, Tina Muscatelli and Kathleen Moore, who consistently operated a highly successful business, creating a welcoming, ‘home from home’ setting which is unique due to its personable offering. The pair decided to sell to retire.

Following a confidential sales process with Sofia Beck at Christie & Co, the setting has been sold to Kids Planet Day Nurseries, which takes the group to 163 settings and further strengthens its presence in Merseyside.

Tina Muscatelli, previous owner of Marigold Day Nursery, comments, “After 26 years of building Marigold Day Nursery into the wonderful and well-loved setting that it is, the time has come for me to retire. My number one priority was to hand over the reins to the right new owner who could take the nursery forward, whilst retaining the same values and homely feel that are so important to our families. I believe that Kids Planet are the best choice for this. I am confident that the amazing staff and children at Marigold are in the safest hands and that the nursery will continue to thrive.”

Clare Roberts, Chief Executive at Kids Planet Day Nurseries, comments, “A warm welcome to the whole team at Marigold Day Nursery. This family-feel setting aligns well with the Kids Planet approach and we look forward to supporting the team, children, and parents in becoming part of the Kids Planet family.”

Sofia Beck, Associate Director – Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, comments, “After almost 30 years of ownership, it was certainly a difficult decision for Tina and Kathy to sell the nursery and retire. As I understood the sensitive nature of the sale, I was very grateful to be asked to assist them. As Marigold is such a lovely, high-quality setting in a sought after location, it attracted a strong level of interest from existing nursery operator buyers. The added appeal of the property was the unused outdoor space to the rear of the existing garden which is rare to come by. With so many benefits and emphasis in the EYFS towards outdoor learning, a day nursery’s outside area can often be its biggest selling point.”

Marigold Day Nursery was sold for an undisclosed price.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E:

Contact the agent:
Sofia Beck, Director – Childcare & Education
P: 07736 616 687 or E:

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