Recent Activity & Market Insights

Christie & Co advise on, value and sell all types of childcare and education businesses. Below you’ll find our latest childcare and education publications, press releases, major instructions and blogs. Click on the links in each feature for more information.


Recent Childcare & Education Blogs

Buyer appetite remains strong for SEND businesses and development opportunities

As predicted in our annual Business Outlook report at the start of the year, the specialist education market has been incredibly buoyant so far in 2022, with a wide range of well-funded buyers seeking...

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Aspiring to own your own school? Here is what you need to know to get started

Owning your own business can be very rewarding, both emotionally and financially. If you’re ready for a change of career and are considering buying your own independent school, here are some things to...

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As the former Children’s Minister becomes Prime Minister, will quality childcare and sufficient funding be forefront of mind?

On 5 September 2022, Liz Truss was appointed as the head of the Conservative Party and the UK’s new Prime Minister.

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COFFEE BREAK with… Nick Brown, Director & Head of Brokerage – Childcare & Education

Coffee Break with… is a Christie & Co series showcasing the brilliance, expertise, and diversity of our network of over 200 employees.

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Day Nursery Market Insight: Yorkshire & North East

Associate Director, Vicky Marsland, shares insight into the day nursery market in Yorkshire and the North East…

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Recent Childcare & Education Major Instructions

Project Flame

FOR SALE: opportunity to acquire a group of two well established nurseries

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UNDER OFFER: Project Polar

Under offer n under 4 weeks: Freehold Childcare & Education group opportunity in Yorkshire

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COMPLETED: Project Cherub

A group of nine day-nurseries across West Yorkshire sold to a national operator

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COMPLETED: Footsteps Nurseries

We were instructed on the sale of the Footsteps Nursery Group by Gavin Harvey whom over the last 20 year we have worked closely with, to grow his portfolio.

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UNDER OFFER: Former Hawley Hurst School

Substantial, freehold educational property for sale in Surrey

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Recent Childcare & Education Publications

Childcare & Education: 2022 Mid-Year Review

Our Childcare & Education: 2022 Mid-Year Review report analyses the childcare markets so far in 2022, including day nurseries, specialist education and looked after children, and independent education...

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Selling your childcare business

Selling a business? Let's guide you through the process...

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Childcare & Education Mid-Year Review

Christie & Co reports strong demand for children’s day nurseries across the country, yet the supply of high-quality nurseries coming to market is low which is increasing the prices that active buyers ...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) Markets

This report explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on the ECEC sector across five selected countries of focus and how the pandemic may shape the markets going forward.

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Use Classes Order Changes

In July 2020, the government announced changes to the Use Classes Order in England which, since 1987, has been the primary legislative tool to control changes of use within property.

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Recent Childcare & Education Press Releases

Pair of Sunflower day nurseries in Cambridge sold for the first time in over 30 years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of a group of two Sunflower nursery settings in Cambridge.

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Creative Flair Childcare based in Coventry and Kenilworth sold to new market entrant

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed on the sale of Creative Flair Childcare Ltd in Warwickshire.

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Trio of premium Brighton & Hove day nurseries sold to Dukes Education

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of a group of three Hove Village Day Nurseries settings in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex.

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Utsaha Education enters the UK market with Barnes Day Care purchase

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Barnes Day Care in Barnes, South West London.

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‘Outstanding’ day nurseries in Nottingham and Derby sold to Family First

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of a pair of ‘Outstanding’ day nurseries, one in Nottingham and one in Derby.

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