4/20/2017 | Childcare & Education

Popular out of school club for sale in Knutsford

Budeez Out of School Club, located in the affluent town of Knutsford, Cheshire, is on the market for sale through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Operating from St John’s Church Centre, the out of school club is positioned in picturesque grounds, benefiting from easy access to the children’s play area on the Moor, and in close proximity to the famous Tatton Park. The club’s convenient central location also offers easy drop off and collection, with ample parking in the vicinity.

Budeez is a small, independent, family organisation providing high quality, wrap-around childcare for children aged three to 11. Registered as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED the club has an unrivalled reputation within the locality and offers a happy, safe, stable and stimulating environment where children can truly develop to their full potential.  With an effective operating capacity for up to 40 children Budeez provides before and after school childcare during term time for children from Egerton and Bexton primary and pre-schools. A minibus is also included in the sale to transport the children between their respective schools and the out of school club.

Operating from the ground floor level of the church, Budeez benefits from the use of a large ground floor playroom, which has a partition to split the space in two. The playroom has direct access to the grassed grounds of the church, ensuing plenty of indoor and outdoor space for a variety of activities and games. The club also boasts its own kitchen, allocated storage and locker space, as well as access to the church toilet facilities and stunning main hall.

Set up in 2000, the business has grown organically. The club currently has a management team in place, which consists of the current proprietor, a club manager and an office manager, alongside a full complement of experienced auxiliary staff. The out of school club currently trades during term time only, however the Church is happy to allow the business to operate all year round, which would increase profitability substantially.

Sofia Beck, Childcare Business Agent in Christie & Co’s Manchester office who is handling the sale comments, “Budeez offers an excellent opportunity for either a first time buyer or an existing experienced operator looking for a profitable addition to their existing portfolio. As the business is management run there is a great investment opportunity for a new owner, who would need little involvement in the day-to-day running of the business.

“There are numerous factors currently influencing the childcare sector including the proposal for additional free childcare and the impact of the National Living Wage. Christie & Co is well placed to provide advice to operators during this exciting time for the industry.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers around £75,000 for the leasehold interest.