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Our child centric clients

Building strong and collaborative relationships with our customers is central to our business – this enables us to identify and evaluate the right opportunities for you.

We work with a range of childcare and education clients accommodating a full range of services: facilitating deals, RICS Red book valuations, consultancy, rent reviews and rating. They choose to work with us because of our ability to provide valuable, reliable and insightful recommendations and advice.

Here's what some of them have said about us...

We chose to sell the business through Christie & Co as they are recognised as the leading experts on early years businesses and their reputation is second to none. The whole process was managed very professionally, ensuring the discretion that was paramount to me and they managed this extremely well. They helped make the whole process smooth and turbulence-free.

Ken McArthur, Polly Anna’s Day Nursery

When I made the decision to sell the nursery after setting up and running Elmwood for 18 years it was paramount that the sale was handled correctly.  As a forerunner in nursery sales I enlisted the help of Christie & Co. to facilitate the process as I knew how challenging and stressful the process would be. Martin and Emma, who ran the sale, were incredibly professional and supportive throughout especially during the inevitably stressful homestretch. My presale criteria to them had been to ensure a confidential sale, to bring me a suitable buyer who would take Elmwood forward and to deliver the correct price – and I can happily say that they delivered on all three.

Denise Bunis, Elmwood Nursery

Having not gone through this process before, Sofia's guidance and obvious market knowledge was very helpful and added real value. Rather than merely finding a buyer, we wanted an experienced operator that had the vision and ability to take the business forward and make it better. Sofia and Christie & Co delivered that for us.

Martin Huber, Bunnies Day Nursery

Christie & Co was a pleasure to do business with, they not only find you genuine interest, but also make an extra effort to understand your requirements. Sofia was great, a real gem, always at hand when we needed her advice.

Mr. Manzoor, Vacant D1 Premises

From Jenny, Bev and I, a huge thank you to the staff, children and parents who have been connected to Rocking Horse Nursery. We have cared for over 2,000 children, helping them on their early steps in life and it has been an incredible journey for all involved. We are confident that handing over the reins to Ashwin and Varun, two very dedicated gentlemen, will be a very positive move for Rocking Horse. I would like to thank Christie & Co, especially Sofia Beck for her help, guidance and professional approach throughout the selling process.

James McGarr, Rocking Horse Day Nursery

This truly was a very difficult decision, which took years to make! I felt confident that Christie & Co had the right approach – professional but with a human face. I didn’t want publicity and I had a very specific profile of the successor in my mind. It was also important to me that I dealt with one person throughout. Sofia Beck fulfilled all requirements! She had the contacts, was efficient, got people moving and kept me up to date on everything. She made the perfect match.

Patricia Morris, Stretton Day Nursery

“After owning Nutkins for 20 years it was a huge decision to sell. From my initial meeting with Sofia I felt confident that Christie & Co were very professional and could achieve a sale quickly.
The process was emotional and challenging at times, however Sofia was available to chat whenever I needed to speak to her about any reservations I had. I know the staff and children will be in safe hands with Kids Planet and I wish them all the very best for the future and the exciting times ahead.”

Zarina Halsall, Nutkins Nursery

I have dealt with Sophie now for several years and her service has been outstanding. Sophie’s communication skills combined with her industry knowledge equips her with the best skill set to ensure a smooth transaction. There was no time in the process where Sophie wasn’t quick to ensure that there was regular communication between all the parties or to resolve any sticking points. I would highly recommend Sophie and her team at Christie’s to anyone looking to sell their nursery ”

Raj Mehat- Bright Beginnings Nurseries

Sophie Willcox provided excellent support during the sale which we found reassuring. We would highly recommend Sophie to anyone that is considering selling their precious nursery business. Sophie appreciates it is not like any other business and the priority for us was finding the right people to cherish Poppies Day Nurseries as much as we have.

Poppies Day Nurseries


We were persuaded to visit our third setting by Sophie. Even though it didn't appear to meet our requirements, she thought it offered the potential to deliver what we were looking to achieve. We recognised the potential immediately and now have ambitious plans to build a new and more spacious setting on the site. This is the second setting we have acquired through Christie & Co and we expect to complete on our third shortly. As ever, the sales process was managed effectively, due in no small measure to Sophie's efficiency, diligence and good humour.

Eamonn O’Connor, Toddletown Nurseries Ltd

We found Christie & Co extremely helpful. Sophie was extremely helpful. Her valuation was realistic, and we have been able to sell our business for the full asking price. She would keep us updated with each step of the sale. Whenever we had a question or query, she would have come back with an answer straight away without any delay. We felt that she has put forward all our wishes and expectations to the potential buyers as we feel that we have found the right owners for our well-established business!

Renata Ghassemi, Active Kids

We have a wide range of corporate clients including:

  • Acorn Childcare
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd
  • Cavendish Education
  • Cheshire Day Nurseries


  • GEMS Education Ltd
  • Just Childcare Ltd
  • Kids Planet Day Nurseries