Poppy & Jacks Limited acquire 9th childcare setting through Redwoods Dowling Kerr

Redwoods Dowling Kerr sells “Outstanding” Nursery setting in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Successfully operating within the community for the last fifteen years, throughout this time Fernhurst Court Children’s Nursery has cultivated a reputation as an exemplary provider of quality childcare, going on to earn an Ofsted rating of “Outstanding” after the settings most recent inspection.

The accrediting body went on to praise the growth of each child saying, “Learning is expertly promoted…Children are making substantial and sustained progress across all areas of their learning and development.” With the “exceptionally sharp focus on staff development” having a “positive impact on the high quality teaching taking place.”

Providing the highest quality of care for children aged between six weeks and five years of age, the Eighty children under the nurseries care benefit from a wealth of learning environments with a forest school and woodland area coinciding with rooms dedicated to creating an engaging environment for each age group.

The Vendors, Lorraine and James Kirkham alongside Christine and Kevin Cookson, put the children’s nursery onto the market with Redwoods Dowling Kerr due to their wish to retire, with the setting gaining multiple offers after only three viewings.

Fernhurst Court Children’s Nursery now joins 8 other prestigious childcare settings after being acquired by family group, Poppy & Jacks Limited. With over 20 years’ experience within the sector and opening her first setting in 2009, Sarah Bellamy of Poppy & Jacks Limited says she was attracted to the opportunity due to Fernhurst Court’s reputation and location and now plans to continue the illustrious success of the previous proprietors.

Delighted with the ease of her latest acquisition buyer Sarah Bellamy of Poppy & Jacks Limited commented;

“I always really enjoy working with Sarah and all the team on nursery purchases. Your honest and supportive approach helps to remove the stress out of any property purchase.”

“It’s very exciting to have added Fernhurst Court to the Poppy & Jack’s team and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both you and the team.”

Lead negotiator of the sale Sarah Ellison shared;

“I would like to wish James, Lorraine, Kevin & Christine a well-deserved retirement and believe that Poppy & Jacks will continue to grow the business and see the nursery move from strength to strength. I am delighted to have been able to assist Sarah with another setting to her ever expanding portfolio for Poppy & Jacks.”