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The childcare & education market is currently enjoying a sustained period of exceptionally strong growth; with both leasehold and freehold multiples strengthening considerably. The buyer appetite is consistent, due to the UK being renowned worldwide for the quality of childcare on offer. At RDK we work with UK and International buyers and sellers to deliver their acquisition and sale mandates, our work and reputation is “recognised ” throughout the world and our service is unrivalled.

Why choose RDK...? Our recent success

Rosebuds Day Nursery Ashton-under-Lyne Sold

Redwoods Dowling Kerr are delighted to announce the sale of Rosebuds Day


Former American operator buys London nursery

Redwoods Dowling Kerr are pleased to announce the sale of Ark of

Why choose RDK...? Our track record

Buying a business from RDK was made easier by regular and professional communication. Sam was very helpful in all my dealings with RDK and made a complex purchase easier for all concerned. Regular updates and support from everyone at the office with good honest advice.

Mark Coup

Why choose RDK...? Our dedicated experts


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Natasha Satterthwaite


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Robert Yates

Why choose RDK...? Outstanding portfolio of businesses for sale
  • £69,950

    REF: 46159

    Day Nurseries


    Riverside Rascals Day Nursery Ltd

    • Long established day nursery registered for 47 children
    • Advised fee income for year end 2017 £283,291
    • The property is surrounded by residential and commercial premises and is well located to serve the local community
    • Viewing highly recommended
  • £340,000

    REF: 45110

    Childcare, Childcare Development Opportunity


    Day Nursery – Devon

    • Desirable nursery for sale with an excellent reputation, registered for 30 children, with potential to extend to 60
    • Turnover for year end March 2017 £179,593.00
    • Strong client database of returning families and word of mouth referrals, OFSTED rated good, local development of 5,000 houses
    • Available with a car park and play areas, owners accommodation and outbuildings, ideal lifestyle nursery
  • £1,600,000

    REF: 46173

    Day Nurseries

    A Group

    Project Marcus – Lincolnshire

    • Group of 4 successful and well-established children’s day nurseries
    • Income of £770,000 for year end 2017 with an adjusted EBITDA of £326,000
    • Income forecasted to be in excess of 1M for the year ending 2019 with an adjusted EBITDA of £540k
    • Total capacity in excess of 250
  • £325,000

    REF: 46633

    Day Nurseries


    Day Nursery – Greater Manchester

    • Delightful children’s day nursery, registered for 83
    • Fee Income £514,992 per annum (y/e 31.03.18), genuine growth potential
    • Convenient and accessible trading position, excellent reputation
    • Superbly presented throughout, rare opportunity, viewing recommended
  • £3,000,000

    REF: 45620

    Day Nurseries


    Project Elizabeth – South East

    • Income of £1,238,699 for the year ended 31st May 2018, representing an adjusted EBITDA of £404,211
    • Freehold nursery registered for 143 children including afterschool and holiday club
    • Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas
    • Excellent organisation structure with experienced management team and staff in place
  • £80,000

    REF: 46072

    Day Nurseries


    Day Nursery – Kent

    • Day nursery registered for 40 children aged 2 to 5 years
    • Excellent profits for hands on owner
    • Popular Kent location, ideal for commuters
    • Y/E April 2018 turnover £127,231 Ofsted 'Good'
  • POA

    REF: 46260

    Day Nurseries


    Pre-school – Hampshire

    • Well established preschool currently registered for in excess of 40 children
    • Turnover YE Aug 2018 £149,611
    • Strong trading position in pleasant semi rural location
    • Viewing recommended
  • £850,000

    REF: 45026

    Activity Centres, Childcare


    Childrens Day Nursery

    • Exquisite day nursery registered for 64 children, with stunning separate 6 bedroom detached property. Possible development oppertunity. Will consider splitting the properies.
    • Fee income YE Dec 2016 £260,986 EBITDA £64,997, operated under management. Ofsted July 2018 rated Good.
    • Convenient and accessible location, truly enviable reputation, fantastic potential.
    • Immaculately presented, well resourced outdoor areas, owner’s retiring. Leasehold option available
  • £465,000

    REF: 46322

    Day Nurseries


    Two Day Nurseries – Essex

    • Two nurseries with a combined registration of 90 children aged 3 months to 5 years
    • Income to 31.12.16 £587,182, EBITDA £93,756
    • Popular commuter locations
    • Viewing recommended
  • £390,000

    REF: 45234

    Childcare, Day Nurseries


    Day Nursery – Cheshire

    • Delightful detached children’s day nursery, registered for 50+ children
    • Advised fee income circa £225,000 annum, historically high occupancy levels
    • Management Run!! Great Oppotunity
    • Immaculately presented throughout, owner retiring, highly recommended
  • £205,000

    REF: 44927

    Childcare, Day Nurseries


    Childrens Nursery – Lancashire

    • ** PRICE REDUCED** Charming children’s day nursery, registered for 32 children
    • Fee income £123,075 per annum (y/e 31.03.17), EBITDA £33,966
    • Convenient and accessible residential setting, excellent reputation
    • Genuine growth potential, two s/c 2 bed apartments, owners retiring
  • £30,000

    REF: 45618

    Childcare, Day Nurseries


    Day Nursery – Surrey

    • Childrens nursery registered for 20+ children, with potential to extend
    • Turnover YE (31/10/2016) £131,116
    • Situated in a densely populated residential area, close to a main train station
    • Ideal purchase for a first-time buyer, freehold option could be available