Cheshire nursery business acquired by local operator

Elmscot Day Nursery

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has sold Elmscot Day Nursery and Nursery School in Nantwich, to local operating group, La Maternelle, for an undisclosed sum.

Elmscot Day Nursery is a freehold setting which operates from a detached property in a leafy suburb of Nantwich, conveniently positioned just a five-minute drive from the town centre.

The nursery, which has recently been refurbished, boasts versatile and vibrant playrooms, offering an impressive private outdoor play area, and is supported by a team of highly-qualified and skilled staff, including a longstanding full time manager and deputy manager.

The business was established by Elmscot Day Nurseries, which owns seven exceptional settings located in Cheshire and South Manchester.

The group took the decision to sell the nursery as its geographical location set the business a little out on a limb from the rest of the group.

Ms Dee Mckenzie, Elmscot Group director, said: “We have loved seeing the children and staff thrive since we took over at Elmscot Nantwich and we are so pleased to hand over to La Maternelle. They are an outstanding local provider who will be able to support them from a closer proximity and are the perfect fit for the nursery.”

La Maternelle is an expanding local childcare operator which already runs two day nurseries, one in Wistaston, near Crewe, and one in Sandbach.

Will Brown, La Maternelle director, said: “We are a family business offering high-quality care in Wistaston and Sandbach and are delighted to have this opportunity to offer care to parents in Nantwich.

“One of the nursery’s attributes is a strong family ethos, as the name La Maternelle derives from the French meaning ‘a homely place’.

“We care passionately about each child’s future, and develop positive partnerships with parents and carers.”

Sofia Beck, associate director of Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said: “Knowing both the sellers and the buyers well, we were able to match this opportunity suitably.

“La Maternelle had been looking for a site in Nantwich for some time and Elmscot Nantwich was an obvious strong fit which encouraged a short marketing process.

“The two parties formed a solid relationship from start to finish, which encouraged the sale to continue and complete, despite the current conditions.”