About Abacus

At Abacus we understand that selling a Children’s Day Nursery is unlike selling any other business.

That is why we operate solely in the childcare sector.

Whether you have had experience of marketing a Nursery before and would like to hear what we do differently or would just like an initial chat to find out about current market conditions, contact us today and we will be happy to talk to you in the strictest confidence.

We are able to draw on a wealth of experience to value and market your Nursery, whether you own and operate a 20-place setting in a leased Church Hall or own a multi-site, national company with a multi-million pound fee income.

We understand that, from confidentiality to the time of year that your sale completes, Nursery owners have a unique set of requirements when it comes to selling their businesses. We will market your Day Nursery using a proven combination of traditional and online media, deployed within a process that can provide absolute discretion.

Furthermore, because we operate exclusively in the childcare sector we have a number of retained purchasers on our books. This means it may often be possible to sell your nursery for the price you want without ever having to put it on the open market.

Guidance for purchasers

We have the necessary expertise and experience to guide purchasers through the legislation that can accompany purchasing a Nursery, including advice on when to approach OFSTED, CRB checks and so on.

Additionally, we can recommend Solicitors who are experienced in the unique issues surrounding the transfer of Day Nursery businesses.

As a nationwide company we can identify nurseries for prospective purchasers anywhere in the UK.


For purchasers and vendors alike, we know the importance of discretion when it comes to the sale and acquisition of a nursery.

Because of this many of our vendors require a Non Disclosure Agreement to be signed before details are presented to a potential purchaser.

Confidentiality also means that many of the nurseries we represent are not listed so if you are looking to acquire a nursery of a certain size or in a particular area and there is nothing on our website, please get in touch because it is highly likely we can still present a business to you that is not being openly marketed.