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Expanding operator, Three Little Birds Limited acquire London nursery group, Crystal Childcare Limited thanks to Redwoods Dowling Kerr

13th January 2020

Expanding operator, Three Little Birds Limited acquire London nursery group, Crystal Childcare Limited thanks to Redwoods Dowling Kerr

 This desirable childcare group is now under new ownership.

Resulting from an initial instruction to sell just one of the groups nursery settings, we are delighted to announce the sale of Crystal Childcare Limited, a group of three day nurseries in London.

Crystal Childcare has a combined capacity of 115 places with 1 setting rated as Outstanding and the other two settings rated as Good by Ofsted.

The sale, brokered by Redwoods Dowling Kerr, sees expanding operator Three Little Birds grow to a group of 6 nurseries within London.

Following on from the acquisition on the 8TH January 2020, Three Little Birds now cares for more than 220 children across 6 nurseries in London.

Three Little Birds Nurseries was founded in 2019 with a mission to provide quality childcare in the area. Their ethos lies within their name, three little birds, the Owl, Toucan and Canary. The Owl represents knowledge, Toucan wellbeing and the Canary Happiness. Happiness, wellbeing and knowledge for their children, families and staff are at the heart of everything they do.

Three Little Birds, Joint CEO Edward Morris;

 “We are delighted to have added Crystal Childcare into our expanding portfolio of nurseries. We felt from the start the sites were exactly what we are looking for and are extremely excited to be working with the nursery teams”

 “Jenna and the whole childcare team at RDK have always been fantastic to work with. Always willing to help out and provide knowledge whenever required. They make transactions as pain free as possible and I can’t fault the work they do.”

Director of Childcare Jenna Caldwell commented;

 “It has been a great pleasure to assist both Paul and Lorraine with the sale of their quality nursery group. Although they originally only wanted to sell one of the settings, using our in-depth knowledge of the current market and buyer demand, we were able to work with Three Little Birds to generate an offer for the group that would enable the vendors to accelerate their exit plans many years earlier”

“Three Little Birds were clear from the start that they only wanted to acquire high quality group opportunities in the London and surrounding areas ands it was a pleasure to assist them in finding the prefect acquisition for them. We look forward to working with them on many more acquisitions in the future”


Jenna Caldwell


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