Kids Planet Day Nurseries acquire 25th nursery via RDK

Redwoods Dowling Kerr is delighted to announce the sale of Childsplay of Liverpool Limited in Wavertree, Merseyside. The nursery was sold to the highly regarded Kids Planet Day Nurseries; a family-owned group of 24 nurseries in the North West of England. This sale marked a celebrated 25th addition to the group.

Redwoods Dowling Kerr contacted the owners of Childsplay of Liverpool, Mr and Mrs Edwards who wished to discuss the sale of their nursery. After spending years building and developing an excellent business reputation, the couple wanted to pass on their successful business to a like-minded, quality childcare provider who could continue what they started.

Redwoods Dowling Kerr was confident that the business would generate a healthy amount of interest, as the nursery was well-established, with a fantastic reputation and situated in an ideal location.

The nursery received high interest from a number of different parties, resulting in multiple offers being put forward for the business, a testament to the fantastic opportunity it represented.

The vendors were more than happy to pass their legacy on to the experienced group, who in turn were delighted to have acquired an established nursery with an exceptional reputation, in the heart of Merseyside.

Established since 1988, Childsplay of Liverpool offers the highest quality of childcare, and due to being situated in a densely populated area with easy access to and from main roads and public transport links, the nursery has traded extremely successfully. The plan for the new owners is for the nursery to continue its success and build on the excellent reputation already established by Mr and Mrs Edwards.

The sellers, Mr and Mrs Edwards commented on their experience saying that:

“We have recently completed the sale of our day nursery with Redwoods Dowling Kerr. Redwoods Dowling Kerr found us several potential buyers that they knew would be quality buyers for us and although there were some unforeseen hiccups along the way, they always had our best interest at heart and fought hard for us to achieve the sale we wanted. Our dedicated negotiator was Sarah Ellison who was incredibly helpful and always there to answer any queries and chase the sale through. We are happy to have passed our reigns on to such a likeminded, quality childcare group Kids Planet and we would highly recommend Redwoods Dowling Kerr to others.”

The buyers commented on their experience saying that:

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Liz and Steve to take over Childsplay nursery in Wavertree as the 25th nursery to join the Kids Planet family of nurseries. We are looking forward to building on the already great facilities and high standards of care within the nursery. This is a great acquisition for us which sits perfectly in terms of geography to our other settings across the North West.”

Sarah Ellison, Senior Childcare Negotiator:

“It has been a pleasure working with Steve and Liz to help them achieve a sale to such a great nursery group. The opportunity was of interest to many other large nursery groups, but Mr and Mrs Edwards felt the right buyers where Kids Planet Day Nurseries. I would like to wish Steve and Liz all the best for the future in their retirement and would like to congratulate Kids Planet Day Nurseries and wish them all the luck with their 25th setting.”

Jenna Caldwell, Head of Childcare:

“The sale of Childsplay of Liverpool is further testament to the current demand we are experiencing for good quality nurseries in the North West of England. This sale as noted by our vendors did suffer some hiccups along the way due to complete unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances however yet again we have further proved our complete devotion and dedication to securing the best possible price and buyer for our clients. I am absolutely delighted for Steve and Liz and it has been a pleasure to once again assist Kids Planet in their growth plans.”