Chappell Croft Day Nursery in Worthing sold, for the first time, to local operator

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Chappell Croft Day Nursery in Worthing, East Sussex.

Chappell Croft Nursery is a family-owned day nursery that opened its doors in 2000. It is set in a beautiful, detached, double-fronted Victorian Villa on Christchurch Road, just off the high street and the station. Its excellent location is further supported by having a fantastic local reputation for providing the very best quality childcare for up to 50 children at any one time.

Previous owners, Vivien and Derek Furlong, wanted to create a safe and fun environment for each child to have the best possible start in life. They chose to bring the nursery to market due to their desire to retire from the sector.

Following a confidential sales process with Sophie Willcox at Christie & Co, the business has been purchased by Hopscotch Children’s Nurseries taking them to seven settings across East Sussex.

Philip Ford, Managing Director of Hopscotch Children’s Nurseries, comments, “We are absolutely delighted to have acquired Chappell Croft Nursery and to have the opportunity to provide our first-class childcare in Worthing and West Sussex, especially in Hopscotch’s thirty-fifth birthday year!”

Sophie Willcox, Director – Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, comments, “I have been in touch with Viv for a while now and am so delighted to have completed the sale, allowing her to start her retirement. I think Philip and Hopscotch are the perfect fit for Chappell Croft and hope they continue Viv and Derek’s legacy!

“This is another example of a freehold nursery sale in the South that is underpinned by a strong property and profitable business.”

Chappell Croft was sold for an undisclosed price.