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London Day Nursery Acquired by Experienced Market Operator

27th July 2020

London Day Nursery Acquired by Experienced Market Operator

Operating from the same premises for over 30 years by the previous owner Linda Osborn, Colour Box Day Nursery has cemented itself as a premier childcare provider in South East London.

Offering high-quality childcare to children from ages 3 months to 5 years of age, the nursery has earned itself a strong reputation within the locality for offering a home from home atmosphere. As a result of this, the setting earned an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating within its latest inspection, in addition to attracting a large amount of word-of-mouth referrals.

The nursery is housed in a three-story period property in Peckham, occupying the ground floor and fully enclosed rear garden. Across the brightly presented floor lies two fully equipped principle classrooms, providing an excellent learning environment for the children. Further within the space contains a dedicated children’s bathroom, changing facility, staff toilets and a domestic kitchen.

On the back of a long and illustrious career within the childcare sector, Linda decided now was the time to seek retirement and place her day nursery on the market. As the market leading business brokerage in the UK childcare market, we were formally appointed to assist the sale.

Following a bespoke marketing campaign, this excellent opportunity was snapped up from the market after only 4 viewings by an existing market operator and experienced buyer within the childcare market.

Already owning two nursery settings, one in London and another in Dorset, buyer was attracted to the business by its enviable location and long-established reputation within the area. Now the proud owner of the nursery, she plans on operating the setting with her other London based setting.

The buyer commented on the sale;

“Sarah has been supportive right from the onset when booking viewing appointments till date. She was always at the other end of the phone when needed giving guidance and updates all the way. Sarah assured me all through which helped me calm my nerves and even chased solicitors when there was a need to. I feel privileged to have worked with Sarah. She was genuinely happy, and I felt that in her voice over the phone. Thank you, Sarah.”

Lead Negotiator Sarah Ellison commented;

“I am pleased that the sale has now come to a successful completion. I wish Linda Osborn all the very best for the future and hope she enjoys her well-deserved retirement. I would like to wish buyer all the best in the future with her new acquisition.”


Jenna Caldwell


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