Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools expands its portfolio with the acquisition of the Yew Tree Nursery in Yeovil

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Nov 29, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools is delighted to have been given the opportunity to expand its portfolio further with the acquisition of The Yew Tree Nursery & Pre-School, Yeovil. This is the second setting in Somerset and demonstrates its desire to grow in the South West of England as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

The Yew Tree Nursery & Pre-School is located in a beautiful and historic building, providing care for children from 3 months to 5 years old, as well as offering After School Care and Holiday Clubs for children at school ages. The nursery offers safe and secure provision in dedicated spaces, providing opportunities for children to explore, investigate and develop their creativity within a caring and stimulating learning environment.

Kim Herbert, Managing Director for Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools stated, “We are thrilled to be growing our portfolio again with the acquisition of this fantastic nursery whose ethos of nurturing children in a warm, friendly environment aligns with our own and we are looking forward to building on this. The staff team at the Yew Tree Nursery will remain in place and we look forward to working with them to support children to become strong and motivated learners for life and provide a top class service to enable parents to work and live their daily lives knowing their children are cherished and cared for to the highest standard.”

Heidi McCarthy, outgoing owner of the Yew Tree Nursery said; “I am very impressed with Happy Days professionalism and their commitment in providing the best nursery experience for all children. I am very pleased that Yew Tree Nursery is now part of Happy Day`s family.”

Fiona Blackwell, Operations Director, added, “The Yew Tree Nursery is the perfect fit for us, and we look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and families into the Happy Days Group.”

The sale was brokered by Redwoods Dowling Kerr. Jenna Caldwell, Director of Childcare & Education for Redwoods Dowling Kerr, commented “It was a pleasure to assist both Heidi and Happy Days with the sale of Yew Tree Nursery and we wish Happy Days all of the best with their latest acquisition”.

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools has now increased its total number of settings to 22, with more new nurseries in the pipeline. Anyone interested in selling their business, or a developer looking for a nursery provider to partner with, should contact

Kevin Higgs: kevin.higgs@happydaysnurseries.com;

Kim Herbert kim.herbert@happydaysnureries.com or

Marcia Viccars marcia.viccars@happydaysnurseries.com