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03 May 2018 | Childcare & Education

Frodsham Happy Bunnies changes hands through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce the recent sale of Frodsham Happy Bunnies. Located in Frodsham, Cheshire, this day care nursery has an effective operating capacity for 85 children and has been sold on a leasehold basis to expanding award winning childcare provider, Kids Planet Ltd.

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The attractive property comprises a detached two-storey former pub conversion set within private grounds. The owners designed and built the nursery themselves, creating a spacious and ideal learning environment for children of all ages both indoor and out. 

The previous owner, Susan Hammonds established the business in 2012, growing it organically and building a strong local reputation for providing quality childcare for the large numbers of children at the popular setting. After taking the difficult decision to retire from the industry, Susan approached Christie & Co as market leaders and childcare specialists to manage the sales process from the start through to completion.

Clare Roberts, Chief Executive of Kids Planet comments, “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Sue and Phil to take over Happy Bunnies Nursery in Frodsham as the 24th nursery to join the Kids Planet family of nurseries. We are looking forward to working with the team there and building on the great facilities and high standards of care within the nursery. This is a great acquisition for us which sits perfectly in terms of the geography to our other settings within Cheshire.”

Sofia Beck, childcare business agent at Christie & Co comments, “It has been a pleasure working with Susan, who selling the nursery was a huge decision for. I wish her a happy, well deserved retirement and believe that she has secured the ideal tenants with Kids Planet who I’m sure will continue her success and ethos. 

“This has been another example of how Christie & Co were able to connect the right buyers and sellers so that a speedy sale was achieved. We are delighted to be able assist with the growth of Kids Planet and their continued expansion.”