10/12/2023 | Childcare & Education

‘Outstanding’ Montessori nursery school in Buckinghamshire sold

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Marlow Montessori School in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Marlow Montessori School in Buckinghamshire

Marlow Montessori benefits from a semi-rural location on the outskirts of the affluent Buckinghamshire town of Marlow. It operates from a village hall with a secure, enclosed outdoor play and provides a forest school for the children in a nearby woodland. The setting opened in 1993 and has become known locally for providing excellent quality Montessori education, evidenced in its consistent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

It was previously owned by Jan Lundie who recently decided to sell to pursue a well-earned retirement.

Following a confidential sales process with Sophie Willcox at Christie & Co, the setting has been purchased by Anya Navidski of Alba Nurseries - a successful group of two nurseries in London and Slough that focuses on outdoor learning and maintaining a kind and curios approach to learning. This is an excellent third setting for Alba Nurseries.

Anya Navidski, Owner of Alba Nurseries, comments, “We are very proud to add Marlow Montessori School to our group and are grateful to Jan for her trust in us.  Our nurseries are able to benefit from managerial synergies and sharing of resources and expertise, while reducing administrative burden on staff and allowing our amazing team to do what they do best – work with their pupils.”

Sophie Willcox, Director – Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, comments, “I am delighted to have helped Jan to retire from the sector in the comfort of knowing her setting will continue to be cared for and nourished by the new owner. I wish Anya the very best of luck with the new setting and hope to continue helping her grow in the coming years.

“This is yet another example of the varied type of settings we sell at Christie & Co, proving, yet again, why we are best placed to advise on any type of nursery opportunity.”

Legal advice was sourced through Sonio Singh, Partner & Head of Corporate at Davis Blank Furniss, and his team, Lauren Sever and Shiva Shadi.

Marlow Montessori School 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: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sophie Willcox, Director – Childcare & Education
P: 07736 620 855 or E: sophie.willcox@christie.com   

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