Busy Bees acquires Solihull nursery thanks to Redwoods Dowling Kerr

The acclaimed Manor Hill Day Nursery is now under new ownership.

Busy Bees, one of the UK’s leading childcare providers, has announced its acquisition of Manor Hill Day Nursery, a childcare provider based in Solihull.

Manor Hill Day Nursery provides early years care to children aged from three months to five years. The sale, brokered by Redwoods Dowling Kerr, sees Busy Bees acquire the setting located on Stratford Court in Shirley, Solihull.

The popular setting joins 24 other Busy Bees nurseries in the West Midlands.

Following the acquisition, Busy Bees now cares for more than 35,000 children across 379 nurseries in the UK and Ireland. Recent expansions overseas bring the total number of children in Busy Bees’ care to 55,000 across more than 600 centres in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Vietnam and Australia

Europe CEO of Busy Bees, Cheryl Creaser, said: “Our team is delighted to welcome Manor Hill Day Nursery’s children, parents and staff to the Busy Bees family. The team at Manor Hill Day Nursery share our passion and dedication to deliver high-quality childcare, and together we are committed to providing the best start in life for children in our care. We’re looking forward to working closely with the team and building on the fantastic service they provide.”

The vendor, Mohamedraza Virji, commented; “Our discussions with the Busy Bees team have shown us their reputation for providing outstanding care is well deserved, and hard earned. I am in no doubt that Manor Hill Day Nursery is in great hands. Busy Bees share our mission: to ensure every child’s happiness, wellbeing and progress is central to their early years. Natasha Satterthwaite at Redwoods has been fantastic assisting with the sale of our nursery. Always at the end of the phone with nothing too much to ask. I’d recommend RDK to everyone.”

Lead Negotiator Natasha Satterthwaite commented; “It has been a pleasure assisting Mohamedraza with the sale of Manor Hill. It was a long time coming, but well deserved, I am sure Busy Bees will continue to grow on the setting’s success. I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all parties involved the very best of luck with all their future endeavours.”