Harlequin Day Nursery Sold to First Time Buyer



A former nursery owner has spoken of the “life-changing moment” she sold her nursery through Redwoods Dowling Kerr.

Harlequin Day Nursery in Scarborough, North Yorkshire has been acquired by a first-time buyer, allowing the vendors to fulfil her wish to follow other career interests.

An excellent detached nursery registered for 48 children, the sale of Harlequin Day Nursery represented a superb opportunity for an ambitious buyer.

Following a number of viewings, the nursery was sold to Mr Garry and Mrs Nadine Smith. Mrs Smith, a qualified nursery practitioner for over 10 years, was determined to run her own business and Harlequin represented a perfect fit thanks to its great location and potential.

The new owners plan to hit the ground running and get up to speed with the day to day operation of the business. Long-term, they may consider purchasing another business within the childcare sector.

The vendor, Mrs Brierley said: “I would describe our experiences with RDK as positive throughout. Sarah Ellison, our negotiator, constantly kept me up to date regarding publicity and viewings. Once an offer had been made and accepted she worked especially hard to keep both parties updated. If I had any concerns or questions she replied promptly and she negotiated with the buyers over several delicate issues that the solicitors were able to agree upon.

After completion I felt relief, it was a wonderful feeling a very life changing moment. Sarah Ellison worked especially hard to keep the sale on track and without her I am sure we would not have completed this sale, meaning I was very happy to pay the selling fee.”

Sarah Ellison, Senior Childcare Negotiator at Redwoods Dowling Kerr, commented: “The setting has been taken over by two very ambitious new owners who I have no doubt will continue to grow and continue the success of the setting. We would like to wish Mr & Mrs Smith all the best for future and Mr & Mrs Brierley good luck in their new careers.


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