Nottingham day nursery snapped up by family-run group

Kingfisher Day Nursery, Nottingham

A well-established Nottingham day nursery with capacity for 60 children has been snapped up by a family-run nursery group.

Kingfisher Day Nursery on Porchester Road, Mapperley has been sold to Nottinghamshire-based Hollies Day Nurseries for an undisclosed sum.

The nursery, which has achieved two successive ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings, accepts children aged between 0-5 years.

Jassi Sunner at Christie & Co handled the sale.

Helen Allanson, director at Kingfisher Day Nurseries, said: “I bought the nursery 17 years ago and have worked hard to transform the building into an open, light-filled space with excellent care and learning opportunities. I intend to continue working with [our] other three settings for the next few years.”

A spokesperson for Hollies Day Nurseries said: “Hollies Day Nurseries is excited to take over Kingfisher and welcomes the team, children, and families to the Hollies family. We are looking forward to all the new and exciting opportunities we will offer them all.”

Jassi Sunner added: “It was great to work with Helen again and I knew that this setting would garner a range of interest from the first time we visited the site. The property is deceptively large, with lots of areas open to reconfiguration and a large outdoor space which will be attractive to children and parents alike. After a short marketing campaign, we received a range of enquiries and quickly agreed a sale with the existing group, Hollies Day Nurseries. We wish the Hollies team the best of luck with the new acquisition and have no doubt they will be able to replicate their excellent success and reputation at this site.”