Redwoods Dowling Kerr Announces the Sale of Fingerprints Nursery

Fingerprints Nursery in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, is now under new ownership thanks to the team at RDK.

We are pleased to announce the successful sale of Fingerprints Nursery, a professional and highly regarded childcare setting in West Yorkshire.

Fingerprints Nursery was established in 2008 by the vendor, Miss Karen Kayes. It was formed to meet the increasing demand for high-quality childcare in the Cleckheaton area.

Throughout its time serving the local community, it has commandingly positioned itself as the top-level childcare setting in this area.

With a current capacity for over 70 children, this exemplary nursery benefits from an extensively experienced and highly-trained management structure.

The setting also benefits from being supported by an effective and proficient team of professional early years practitioners.

This has played a vital role in the setting earning a ‘Good’ Ofsted report upon its most recent inspection on 13 February 2018.

As a result, Fingerprints Nursery has consolidated an unrivalled reputation for providing exceptional childcare, within a supportive, welcoming, and safe environment.

This setting is a popular and regularly recommended choice for parents and guardians, not only for the local area, but also for those who commute to their workplaces.

The nursery has almost infinitely benefitted from the expert ownership of the current vendor. The setting has received extensive investment throughout her tenure.

Fingerprints has undergone numerous significant renovation projects, transforming the setting considerably over the years.

This includes an internal refurbishment programme, evolving the setting into the successful, high-quality nursery that it is today.

Karen Kayes reached the decision to place her comprehensive nursery setting onto the market. This was ultimately influenced by her desire to draw the curtains on her successful operation of this setting and enjoy a hard-earned retirement from the childcare sector.

She concluded that she has achieved everything she set out to with this remarkable setting. Since acquiring the nursery in 2008, she has greatly improved its business trajectory, leaving in place an excellent setting to acquire.

12 years later, it is now time for a new sector operative to take control of the setting, allowing the nursery to further benefit from expert ownership. It is also time for Karen to enjoy her retirement from the sector.

Karen commissioned the brokerage team at Redwoods Dowling Kerr with handling the sale of this successful and locally renowned business.

RDK were privileged to place the setting onto the market, and after doing so it subsequently generated a considerable amount of interest; receiving 17 viewings and 4 offers.

This setting was swiftly acquired by a family run nursery group. They were greatly attracted to this comprehensive childcare setting, and they saw an excellent opportunity to implement their own ideas and values into the nursery.

The prime trading location of Fingerprints Nursery, paired with the opportunity to grow and develop the business, was what greatly influenced this sale.

Because the setting has been established since 2008, the longstanding and well-respected history of the setting also played a significant part in the purchaser’s decision to acquire this setting.

The new owners wish to get to know their staff and their clients, and they wish to implement their family ethos in the setting.

They wish to incorporate this nursery into their expanding family run group. They wish to continue operating the setting and deliver the highest standards of childcare.

The Vendor commented;

“I would like to thank Sarah a lot for all her hard work. She didn’t stop until she had facilitated the sale of my business. She made the sale process as smooth and as easy as possible.”

Lead Negotiator Sarah Ellison commented;

“Mrs Kayes has very successfully run this nursery school since 2008.”

“Now, due to her wish to retire, we have helped her to transition the ownership of the nursery over to a family run nursery group.”

“She is confident that the new owners will continue the success of the setting for many years to come. I would like to wish them all the best in the future with their new acquisition.”