Willowbrook Nursery Acquired by First-Time Buyer
15th September 2020
This wonderful day nursery in Hatfield, Hertfordshire has been sold by Redwoods Dowling Kerr
Established in the mid 1970’s and acquired by our vendor in 2005, Charalambia (Bambi) Nicolas has strived to ensure Willowbrook Nursery remains the golden standard for childcare in Hatfield. Offering a market-leading childcare provision during term time, the nursery has greatly benefited from an enviable reputation within the locality.
Situated in peaceful civil parish of North Mymms, this semi-rural nursery is ideally located to attract families from the surrounding towns and villages, as well as parents from further afield commuting into London, thanks to the quick access granted to the A1.
Located in a single storey detached property, the setting is perfect for accommodating adaptable and engaging childcare. Within the building is contained 3 principle classrooms, all of which offer a bright and welcoming environment for the children to explore their curiosity and engage with a variety of activities. The rooms can offer a free flow of movement when required but is frequently divided into separate areas for the corresponding age groups, all equipped with a vast array of learning resources and toys.
Seeking retirement, Bambi made the challenging decision to put her nursery onto the market by instructing Redwoods Dowling Kerr to facilitate the sale. After a succinct marketing campaign, the nursery sold after its very first viewing. Pascal Cumberbatch, a first-time buyer with a background in primary education, was attracted to the setting due to its wonderful location and reputation, and after acquiring the setting plans to extend the nurseries opening hours and implement additional facilities.
The buyer commented;
“I have had the most amazing experience with Redwoods. I only ever looked at starting from scratch, but Sarah made me realise so many positives to taking over and this nursery was the most perfect match for me. I would highly recommended Redwoods and of course Sarah in particular. My experience was smooth and full of positives. You have such an amazing range of nurseries for sale but the experience with Sarah is what made it possible. Especially through COVID we kept going, stayed positive and knew that it was all meant to be. I am so thankful that I found your company.”
Lead Negotiator Sarah Ellison commented;
“It has been a privilege to work with Bambi and her buyer Pascal. Bambi came to Redwoods to sell her much-loved day nursery after running it successfully for 15 years, it was a big decision to sell and we wanted to find her the right buyer to continue her great work. Pascal a first-time buyer who has a passion for childcare and the drive to have her own business, approached us to help in the search for the perfect opportunity. Both seller and buyer hit it off and we were able to achieve a successful completion in just over 4 weeks once the sale started. I would like to wish them both all the best and many more years of success in the childcare sector.”