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The Montessori Nursery group has expanded with the acquisition of a new site in Sale, with the deal backed by funding from Allied Irish Bank (GB).
Danielle Hignett bought her first operation – Holly Tree Montessori Nursery in Stockport – in 2015, where 20 staff are employed.
The newly acquired Park Avenue comprises five spacious rooms on the ground and first floor of a large detached period property. It has been relaunched as the Pear Tree Montessori Nursery, with five jobs being created.
Hignett said: "We are focused on following each child's different learning styles and carefully structure activities to allow your child to develop at their own pace. Our Montessori baby and toddler rooms create a nurturing environment that supports each child’s growing need for independence equipment.
"The acquisition of this nursery grows my business to two Montessori nurseries. The backing of Allied Irish Bank (GB) has proven to be instrumental in helping with this acquisition and giving me the confidence to grow my business."
David Booth, relationship manager at Allied Irish Bank (GB), assisted Hignett on the deal.
"It has been a huge privilege to be involved in the growth and acquisition of this nursery," he said. "Danielle Hignett is a well-established operator who has a great reputation for delivering high quality childcare and learning centred around the Montessori philosophy.
"The acquisition forms part of the Hignett Holdings commitment to expand its footprint across the area and I would like to wish Danielle and the team all the best for the future of the Pear Tree Montessori Nursery."