Willowbrook Nursery acquired

Willowbrook Nursery in Hatfield, Hertfordshire has been acquired with the support of Redwoods Dowling Kerr to Pascal Cumberbatch.

The day nursery was first established in the mid 1970’s and Charalambia (Bambi) Nicolas has strived to ensure Willowbrook Nursery maintains its high standard for childcare in Hatfield.

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 parent from further afield commuting into London, thanks to the quick access granted to the A1.

A single storey detached property, the setting is perfect for accommodating adaptable and engaging childcare. The nursery has 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.

Now looking to retire, Bambi decided it was time to put the nursery onto the market. Pascal, 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.

Pascal stated:

‘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.’

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