Altrincham-based nursery operator L&G Childcare, which currently has two established nurseries in the North West, has acquired Bungalow Day Nursery in Denton following £200,000 funding from Santander Business Banking. The long-term plan for the business is to add an additional two nurseries as the group capitalises on strong demand for high-quality childcare in Greater Manchester and across Cheshire.
The family owned business has operated nurseries for over 12 years. Currently run by Gary and Lisa Kirkwood and their daughter Natasha, the business employs over 30 members of staff and looks after over 120 children. They acquired Heathfield House Day Nursery in 2006 and Little Weavers Day Nursery in 2012 located in Warrington and Northwich respectively.
With the existing two nurseries now well established, the funding from Santander Business Banking was used to purchase Bungalow Day Nursery in July this year. The new site will enable them to offer a high standard of childcare for up to 50 more children in the Denton area. They are committed to promoting healthy eating, outdoor activities, quality education and family values. They have already completely refurbished the setting with major redecoration inside and installation of a beautiful astro turfed outside area which has become a real feature for the children.
Gary Kirkwood, Owner, L&G Childcare said: “We are thrilled to be able to purchase our new site and expand our business. Opening our third nursery is a great milestone for us and we are pleased to be in a position to respond to the demand for high quality childcare in this part of Manchester. The support from Santander has been exceptional and really helped us expand and invest for growth.”
Luke Rowbotham, Relationship Director at Santander Business Banking said: “L&G Childcare is a family run business that really knows the local market. The growth and success of the business is a testament to the hard work of the Kirkwood family, and we are really looking forward to seeing the success of the third nursery and helping the business seize additional opportunities when they appear.”