St. Pauls Pre-School sold to family run operator
28th July 2020
Reaching cornerstone status within its local community, St. Pauls Pre-School has been offering a superb childcare provision since 1973. Situated in the popular Stockport suburb of Heaton Moor, the pre-school is perfectly located to attract custom from families in the surrounding residential area, as well as parents commuting to Stockport or Manchester city centre.
Operating from the ground floor of a church hall, the facility is excellently equipped with a wide range of toys and learning resources. Within the setting care is dispensed across 4 main playrooms, each tailored to the needs of the relevant age group. Further lies the children’s toilets, a manager’s office, a kitchen and a store, in addition to an outdoor enclosed play area.
The pre-school has the capacity to offer childcare throughout term time for children from ages 2-5 years. Complimenting the excellent facilities available is a team of highly trained and long serving staff who ensure the quality of care provided is always to the highest standard, as demonstrated by the settings Ofsted ‘Good’ rating.
Departing owner Heather Davitt made the difficult decision to place the pre-school onto the market in order to pursue retirement. Recognising Redwoods Dowling Kerr as the market leading brokerage within the childcare market, we were formally instructed to facilitate the sale.
Following a comprehensive marketing campaign netting a total of 6 viewings and 3 separate offers, the pre-school was ultimately sold to owners of nearby pre-school and day nursery. The family team were attracted to St. Pauls Pre-School due to its excellent standing in the local community, and now plan to expand the setting to continue offering excellent childcare for many years to come.
Lead Negotiator Sarah Ellison commented;
“Mrs Davitt had run this provision for over 8 years, and it was a pleasure to help her find the right buyers, so she can retire. Mr & Mrs Feeley are local and experienced operators who are passionate about continuing the work Mrs Davitt had provided the community for many years. I would like to wish both the buyers and the sellers all the luck in the future.”