NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum

The highly successful inaugural NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum took place at The Ambassadors Bloomsbury, London on 6th March 2019.

This Forum was organised by Nursery Management Today, the key Publication for owners, directors and senior management in the nursery sector nationwide.

This event followed the formula of our highly successful Nursery Agenda Events but was specifically targeted by invitation only to Owners and Directors of Nursery Groups nationwide who were looking to add to/expand/extend their nursery portfolio and wanted to meet buying agents, banks, finance brokers, extension specialists, refurbishment companies and architects as well as insurance brokers.  The event was attended by 21 nursery groups and 14 suppliers.

This nursery forum allowed providers to meet with suppliers in face to face meetings during the day to discuss their requirements and see if they could do business together.

The event started with a presentation from Arun Kanwar of Cairneagle Associates LLP and ended with a Q&A session/debate and talk from Andy Morris (ex-Asquith).  Attendees were treated to a cheese tasting and wine reception to finish the day.

To register interest for future Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forums please contact Caroline Bowern caroline@hawkerpublications.com

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Many thanks to our Main Sponsor, TG Escapes Eco Nurseries!


‘’It was great to be at the forefront for the launch of the NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum. It was a thoroughly worthwhile experience that cemented our commitment to this sector. We found the day engaging, and enjoyed meeting new decision makers, together with catching up with some of our existing Nursery Management friends.’’




Suppliers who attended:


Allied Irish Bank 

Children’s Day Nurseries has a key sector of focus for AIB (GB) for more than 20 years.


August Equity LLP

Investors in high-growth subsectors of the UK, specialising in the consolidation of highly fragmented markets in Education and Healthcare.



Bridges Fund Management

Bridges partners with exceptional management teams who believe, like them, that enterprise and investment can help to resolve our biggest social and environmental challenges.


Cairneagle Associates LLP

 Leading independent strategy consultancy, specialinsing in education, media and technology.


The world’s leading commercial property services and investment firm.


Christie & Co

Leading specialist business property adviser, providing brokerage, professional & consultancy advice to our sectors for 80+ years.



Providing the best possible range of educational materials designed to give children the wings they need to soar.



Award-winning corporate Chartered Insurance Broker with specialist knowledge of the children’s nursery sector.


Hammond Raggett & Company Ltd

Long-established firm of Independent Financial Advisors offering financial advice across a wide range of financial planning matters.


Morton Michel

One of the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialists, providing comprehensive cover for nurseries for over 25 years and protecting the assets and interests of almost 4,000 nurseries nationwide.


Pentagon Play

Inspiring learning through play since 1998, Pentagon Play has worked with over 10,000 settings, bringing 20 years of experience in educational play to every design consultation.


Redwoods Dowling Kerr

The UK’s leading Childcare & Education Business Broker with unrivalled knowledge of the sector and a track record of delivering sale prices in excess of the market valuation.


TG Escapes Eco Nurseries

TG Escapes design bespoke modular eco buildings for Schools and Nurseries, that encourage environmental citizenship, outdoor learning, and help re connect children with nature.



The Professional Nursery Kitchen

Fresh meals and snacks specifically for nursery schools, at a cheaper cost than employing a nursery chef.


Providers who attended:

  1. Ashbourne Day Nurseries Ltd
  2. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  3. Busy Bees Holdings Limited
  4. Care Concern Nurseries
  5. EDUKO Ltd
  6. Footsteps Day Nurseries
  7. Hungry Caterpillars Day Nurseries
  8. ICP Nurseries Limited
  9. Kiddycare Nursery
  10. Kids Planet
  11. KidzRus Private Day Nurseries
  12. London Early Years Foundation
  13. Mama Bear’s Day Nursery Ltd
  14. Safari Kid UK Ltd
  15. Snapdragons Nurseries Ltd
  16. Spring Nurseries by Action for Children
  17. Sunny Days Children’s Nursery
  18. The Old Station Nursery Group
  19. Tinies Childcare
  20. Tops Day Nurseries
  21. Woodside Trading Ltd

Thank you to our fantastic Guest Speakers!


Thanks to Arun Kanwar of Cairneagle Associates, and consultant Andy Morris for the informed and inspired presentations.

 Our thanks to Arun Kanwar who have kindly made this available. All work is copyright of the author.

 Arun Kanwar – NMT Nursery Challenges and Opportunities


Cheese Tasting and Drinks Reception

After a productive day of meetings and networking, attendees enjoyed a drinks reception, complete with a cheese tasting, provided by Paxton & Whitfield.