At The Co-operative Childcare, we are always looking for opportunities to open exceptional new nurseries.

We consider established quality nurseries or development sites with promise. If you feel you may have something exciting for us, please have a look at the below guidelines of what we are looking for:

Location Requirements

  • On a major route or prominent location
  • Town centres with local transport amenities
  • Large residential catchments

Site Specifics

  • Around 0.5 acres
  • Outdoor play space
  • Parking and / or drop off facility

Established Nurseries

  • Small chains of independent operators (up to 10 nurseries) or dominant single operators in strong demographic catchments
  • Ideally offers 80+ places but will consider a minimum of 60 places
  • Good or Outstanding Ofsted

New Builds

  • Leasehold or Freehold opportunities
  • Buildings 5,000 – 7,000 sq feet (will consider slightly smaller depending on the location)
  • Ideally set over one floor but will consider two floors
  • External facilities suitable for a play area and car parking


As a Co-operative, we value the importance of building relationships. If you are part of an organisation which is considering a partnership with an independent day nursery, please feel free to get in touch to discuss any opportunities with us. Whether it be a hospital, university or pre-school partnership, we’d be delighted to hear from you. 

Who to Contact

For more information please contact Stewart Howe:


Telephone: 07854598825

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