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Christie & Co has provided a service to many of childcare and education clients; read our recent blogs, publications, press release and major instructions below


Recent Childcare & Education Blogs

Should I lease my day nursery business or sell it freehold?

Nick Brown, Director and Head of Brokerage in our Childcare & Education team, shares the key differences between selling your day nursery freehold and selling leasehold.

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Some of the UK’s most brilliant buildings present new opportunities for SEN providers

Vicky Marsland, Associate Director - Childcare & Education, shares her insight into the specialist education market and the opportunities arising for those looking to expand their portfolios...

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Key things to consider before selling your nursery business

Selling the businesses that you’ve spent years, perhaps decades, building is a big deal and can be quite stressful, but it doesn’t really need to be.

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How has the pandemic impacted appetite for independent schools?

Before the pandemic, appetite for independent schools across the UK was varied, however, prolific buyers were primarily looking to acquire successful, larger, well-run schools with a strong leadership...

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COFFEE BREAK with… Sofia Beck, Director - 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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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

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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An A- Z of Acronyms in the Business Transfer Industry

In order to demystify the process and share some of our expertise we’ve produced a handy A-Z guide of some of the most common acronyms that you’ll come across during the buying and selling process.

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Recent Childcare & Education Press Releases

‘Good’ Hampshire village nursery sold after 20-year ownership

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of South Wonston Day Nursery in the Hampshire village of South Wonston.

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High-performing Edinburgh nursery setting sold to ICP Education

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Pilrig Children’s Nursery in Edinburgh.

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Grade II listed former specialist school in Leeds sold

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of a unique Grade II listed property, recently renovated as specialist school, Armley Grange School, in Leeds.

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Family First purchases ‘enchanting’ Surrey nursery school

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Drayton House Nursery School in Surrey.

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Award-winning Bedford day nursery & preschool sold for the first time

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of The Haven 2000 Nursery and Preschool in Bedford.

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