NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd  NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum will take place in London on the 10th March 2020.

This Forum is organised by Nursery Management Today, the key Publication for owners, directors and senior management in the nursery sector nationwide. This event will follow the formula of our highly successful Nursery Agenda Events but will be specifically for Owners and Directors of Nursery Groups nationwide who are looking to add to/expand/ extend their nursery portfolio and would like to meet buying agents, banks, finance brokers, extension specialists, refurbishment companies and architects as well as insurance brokers. This is a free event. This nursery forum will allow providers to meet with these suppliers in face to face meetings during the day to discuss their requirements and see if they can do business together. As this will be a smaller and more concentrated event than our Nursery Agenda series, we are limiting the numbers to approximately 15 suppliers and 20 nursery groups which will enable both the providers and suppliers who attend during the day to see everyone and maximise their time. All the meetings will be held in a large attractive room. The suppliers will sit at specific tables and the providers move between them using a pre-arranged timetable of meetings to guide them. The meetings last fifteen minutes with five minutes ‘movement’ time and are split between the morning and afternoon with a good buffet lunch between!

What nursery personnel should attend?

Only owners and directors will be eligible to attend this free event and will benefit the most from the opportunity to meet with leading suppliers to enable them to move forward with their expansion plans. It will also offer them invaluable networking opportunities with colleagues and to join in the high level conference sessions.

The following is offered on a complimentary basis…

Pre-arranged, Focused Meetings
A key feature of this event will be the pre-arranged nursery provider/ supplier meetings lasting 15 minutes which will all take place in a single large meeting area. The suppliers stay fixed at their tables/locations while the nursery owners and directors circulate between them. Each provider commits to a minimum of 10 meetings during the course of the day. These meetings offer owners and directors a variety of opportunities to meet their requirements.

Informed, Interactive Conference Sessions
Both at the start and end of the day there is an opportunity to attend a conference session with keynote speakers which offer participants informed comment on current issues and the chance to take part in interaction.

Plenty of Networking Opportunities
The event will offer plenty of informal networking opportunities including a buffet lunch and a drinks reception. There are comfortable areas where informal meetings can take place and tea and coffee will be available throughout the event. There is free wifi throughout.





We are delighted that TG Escapes Eco Nurseries are returning as our Main Sponsor!

‘’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.’’



Many thanks to our drinks reception sponsor, Cairneagle Associates LLP!




To register interest for future Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forums please contact Caroline Bowern caroline.bowern@investorpublishing.co.uk 




Click here or on the image below to read a full review from the first NMT Nursery Estate, Acquisition & Expansion Forum – 6th March, 2019.



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







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 has 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, with cheese from Paxton & Whitfield.