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‘Outstanding’ Bramhall nursery sold to experienced Nursery Manager

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Fledglings Pre-School & Day Nursery in Bramhall, Greater Manchester.

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Established 28 years ago, Fledglings Pre-school & Day Nursery is a first-class children's day nursery with an enviable reputation for high-quality childcare and an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. The nursery is registered to care for up to 47 children aged from around eight months to five years, and trades from an extended purpose-built, one-storey property.

The nursery sits in the affluent suburb of Bramhall in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and is positioned within the grounds of a highly reputable school. This leafy residential setting offers idealistic surroundings for a nursery and is conveniently located for the major commuter routes.

The business was previously owned by Mr Alan and Mrs Julie Longbottom who decided to sell to pursue well-earned retirements. Maintaining fantastic ethos and brand value over the last three decades, the pair have successfully shaped a rewarding and lucrative business with truly remarkable occupancy levels.

Fledglings has been purchased by first-time buyer, Mrs Bhavani Mehta, who has worked as a Nursery Manager for many years but felt the time was right to own her own nursery. Mrs Mehta, who lives locally, was aware of the setting and its exceptional reputation and knew straight away that this was the business for her as she has a very similar ethos and work ethic as the current owner.

Mrs Mehta, comments, “I am delighted with this very rare opportunity to own and be part of such an amazing establishment with an incredibly high reputation. I am truly grateful to have been able to achieve my lifelong dream of becoming the owner of an outstanding setting.” 

Sofia Beck, Associate Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “This sale was a perfect example of matching the right opportunity with the right buyer. Fledglings is an ‘Outstanding’ nursery business in all aspects, mainly down to Julie’s ownership style and the childcare offering of the highest standard.

“Given the unique circumstances surrounding the tenure of the nursery, it was important that we found a buyer who knew the true reputation and charm of Fledglings in order to appreciate it’s value. Bhavani was looking primarily in the Stockport area and knew the nursery very well. She and Julie share many similarities, and the pair struck up a strong relationship from the offset. Their close communication throughout the process made for a smooth transaction where both parties felt reassured at all times. I truly enjoyed working with Julie and Bhav and I wish them both all the best for their new beginnings.”

Fledglings Pre-School & Day 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:

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

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