‘Outstanding’ Leicestershire day nursery sold to Kids Planet
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’, Burbage Day Nursery, in Burbage, Leicestershire.
Founded in 2008, Burbage Day Nursery is a well-established business with an outstanding reputation, high occupancy levels, and an excellent management structure in place. It operates across the ground floor of a converted bungalow dwelling with two outdoor spaces and has an effective operating capacity for 73 children with room for further growth.
The nursery is situated in the delightful village of Burbage, Leicestershire, surrounded by houses and good access to local commuter routes. It is the perfect ‘satellite’ location for an East and West Midlands base and is one of the very few ‘Outstanding’ day nurseries in the region.
The business was founded by owners Stephanie and Dennis Sanders who have significantly invested in the setting over their 12 years of operation, resulting in three successive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspections. Stephanie and Dennis decided to sell to pursue other interests.
Burbage Day Nursery has been purchased by large, fast expanding nursery operator, Kids Planet.
Stephanie and Dennis Sanders comment, “Having decided to sell Burbage Day Nursery, we are delighted to have been approached by Kids Planet who have been a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. We know that Kids Planet have a very similar, quality driven, family-oriented approach to running their business. We feel that our nursery will continue to go from strength to strength as Kids Planet want the very best for the children, parents and staff.”
Speaking on behalf of Kids Planet, CEO, Clare Roberts, comments, “We are thrilled to have added Burbage Day Nursery to the Kids Planet family of nurseries. It was immediately evident on seeing the nursery and learning more about their approach that their team shared the same ethos and vision as us and we saw those synergies straight away. We look forward to building on the exceptional care provided by Stephanie and Dennis and wish them well with their retirement. This acquisition for us adds further to our expansion as a group into new regions.”
Jassi Sunner, Associate Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “It has been a real pleasure to work Stephanie and Dennis to secure the sale of their nursery, Burbage Day Nursery. The business is a treasure in this affluent part of rural Leicestershire which makes it an important part of the community and a real testament to the dedication the pair have put in.
“It was important to sell to a diligent and prominent buyer who would continue with the ethos and work closely with the staff to maintain high standards and create further opportunities. Kids Planet have this in abundance, and we wish them great success with yet another acquisition as well as helping them to grow further through the Midlands. Working proactively, we were able to make swift decisions and this particular transaction was rapid from start to finish.”
Burbage Day Nursery was sold for an undisclosed price.
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