Case Study: Poppetts Day Nursery expansion


We showcase our property work for one of our clients operating in the education sector.
 September is the start of a new school year and this month we take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on Poppetts Day Nursery.

Poppetts Day Nursery is an independent pre-school situated within the grounds of the Long Ridings Country Primary School, Brentwood.

Running a nursery is anything but child’s play; careful consideration must be given to compliance with Ofsted regulations, financial management, staff training and retention, safe-guarding and child protection as well as providing a range of resources for children to play with ‘whilst making the child’s day educational yet fun!!

Poppetts Ltd owners, Jessica Bonnett and Karen Gilkes, have been so successful in running their business that they were in a position to consider expansion of their setting. We were delighted to provide legal advice and assistance to the company to achieve their ambitions and we entered into negotiations with the local authority Landlord for a building lease and temporary licence to enable the business to continue to offer outstanding care to their existing children and their parents’ whilst a new building was constructed on a larger site within the school grounds.

We worked closely with our client’s architects, the Landlords legal team and their agents and even contacted the Department for Education as their consent was required to the grant of the new lease even though the new building is on the same land (albeit a slightly larger parcel of land) as the old building.

Our client’s hard work and perseverance has turned their vision into reality and in October this year they plan to open their new building which will increase their intake by 50%. We wish Poppetts Ltd every success with the operation of their business.

If you are considering expansion or relocating your business please contact our Commercial Property Department to find out how we can help you. Call 01708 229 444 or click here to visit their contact page.

This article was written by Keeley Miller, an Associate Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors. This article is only intended to provide a general summary and does not constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as at September 2015. 


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