Bertram Nurseries sees 2nd acquisition in two months thanks to Redwoods Dowling Kerr

Expanding childcare group acquires Paint Pots Day Nursery in Perth, Perth and Kinross.

Successfully operating since 2001, Paint Pots Day Nursery provides the highest standards of childcare to 80 children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years of age. The settings commitment to upholding these standards has been officially recognised by the Scottish Care Inspectorate, with the nursery being awarded a rating of “very good” after their last inspection.

The inspection praised the “rich, fun learning environment” staff create for each child, with the “high level of person-centred care” being hailed as a major factor in the compassionate, respectful and comprehensive service delivered.

Once the Vendors Mark Beveridge and Elspeth Beveridge put Paint Pots onto the market, the setting received an offer after only 3 viewings, with the successful bid being made by one of the UK’s largest groups, Bertram Nurseries Limited. With over 40 nursery settings to their name, Bertram plan to integrate their latest acquisition into their existing group, saying they were drawn to the opportunity due to its reputation and historical success over 18 years. The acquisition of Paint Pots Nursery comes only 2 months after the group’s acquisition of the Enchanted Forest group, with the expertise and guidance of Redwoods Dowling Kerr’s negotiators aiding this growth and success.

Lead Negotiator of the sale, Sarah Ellison, commented;

“The Nursery was established 18 years ago by our sellers who have put their heart and soul into caring for the business, children and staff over many years. It was a huge decision to sell the business but due to retirement the sellers approached Redwoods Dowling Kerr to aid them in the sale. We had a number of viewings, but when Bertram came to view the business the sellers felt that they would be a great group to hand over their nursery to and continue the illustrious success the setting has enjoyed thanks to their established reputation in the UK and Scotland. I would like to wish Mr & Mrs Beveridge a well-deserved retirement.”