Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well established and busy tuition and childcare business, ideally located within the West Midlands.
The business was established by our client in 2010 and is only now being offered to the market due to our client’s desire to concentrate on other business interests. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £255,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 61%.
Our client offers a variety of services including:
• After school and weekend tuition for children aged 2-18.
• Out of school club, collection of children from 20 different schools each evening within a 5 mile radius, activities and hot food provided normally until 6pm, but extended care is available until 7pm.
• Holiday club, open all school holidays except Christmas, 8am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
• New nursery, which has been completely refurbished to a very high standard and offering baby bilingual, wobble and shake dance classes, academic tot’s literacy, numeracy and phonics.
• Training of apprentices.
• Tailored programmes for different children’s learning abilities.
• CAT testing.
• 11 plus/Grammar school preparation.
• Language tuition, six different languages i.e. Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, German and Arabic.
• GCSE and A level tuition.
• Music tuition, all instruments and ABRSM examinations.
• A drop off service.
• Intense 11+ summer programme.
• Out of school and holiday provision.
The new nursery is proving to be very popular and OFSTED have registered the nursery and children have already been enrolled.
The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a modest marketing campaign to promote the excellent services offered. The business already has an excellent website in place to advertise the business.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this thriving business to the next level, or it could be a bolt-on to an already existing business within the area, therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
This busy tuition and childcare business occupies substantial three storey premises, ideally located within the West Midlands. The property is situated within a mix of densely populated residential and commercial properties, from which the business derives much trade. The business is located on a busy road within the city and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from free on street parking close by, as well as a pay and display car park within easy walking distance.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with two being within easy driving distance, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks.
The business is situated in a beautiful grade two listed detached house and briefly comprises:
Entrance porch and then entry into a beautiful reception area with many period features, original Victorian floor tiles, ornate cornicing to ceiling with original plaster ceiling rose, picture rails, original sash windows to front with shutters, two desks and storage cupboards.
Windows to front with original shutters, marble feature fire place, high ceiling with ornate cornicing and picture rail.
A lovely bright room with French doors to rear with original shutters, high ceiling with ornate cornicing, marble feature fire place, intricate ceiling rose, picture rails and radiator.
Newly installed wood effect laminate flooring, windows to side, circular desk with perimeter seating, wall mounted widescreen TV, pool table and built in book cases.
With a range of base and wall units, generous worktop, 4 ring stainless steel hob with oven beneath, extractor fan, twin round stainless steel sinks with mono bloc tap, wall mounted microwave, twin stainless steel fryers, Bosch dishwasher, Proline upright freezer, large American type fridge freezer.
With flagged floor, freestanding storage cabinet, WC with hand wash basin and stairs to first floor.
Good sized room with windows to side and rear creating a light and airy interior, bathroom currently being refitted with baby changing area.
A generous sized room with windows to side, board room table with chairs and door to first floor nursery.
Duel aspect with many windows creating a light, airy and welcoming interior, high ceiling, period features, fluorescent lighting, freestanding storage unit, child size tables and a playpen.
Main nursery classroom:
A beautifully presented large room recently renovated at considerable cost with no expense being spared, totally rewired, re plumbed and plastered. Large windows, dual aspect creating a light airy interior and being flooded with natural light, timber effect flooring, new kitchenette area with a range of beech effect base and wall units, stainless steel sink and drainer with monobloc tap, space for fridge and a generous run of useful worktop, coving to ceiling. Desks and tables with ample storage cupboards and shelving units. The whole nursery has a high end feel and needs to be viewed to appreciate the quality of the fittings and the care that has been taken to make this a welcoming environment in which to play and learn.
Two toilets each refitted at considerable costs with brightly coloured cubicles and inset hand wash basins
Outside play area:
A newly created secure outside play area with road markings to help children with traffic awareness, timber storage shed for the storage of outside play materials and for play when not used for storage. Generous decking area for outside play during the warmer months surrounded by trellis fencing
Side Play area:
Newly paved side play area with two timber built play houses and full length veranda to provide shade.
Window to front, high ceiling and picture rail.
Window to front with original shutters, two desks, filing cabinets, storage cupboards and fluorescent lighting
Window to front, desk, perimeter floating shelving, sweet display…very popular with the children.
Generous room with high ceilings and window to rear, desks and computer stations.
Currently being used for storage but fully fitted and ready to reinstate.
Newly refitted with a range of wall and base units in a high gloss finish, stainless steel sink and drainer, laminate flooring and staff lockers.
WC with hand wash basin.
A useful walk-in storage cupboard with perimeter shelving.
Music Room 1:
Velux roof window and under eaves storage.
Music Room 2:
Good sized room, window to rear, radiator and air conditioning unit.
Useful walk-in storage cupboard with perimeter shelving.
Fully fitted with a range of wall and base units and cooker (currently used for storage).
The second floor has the potential to be converted into a separate flat/owners accommodation if required.
All equipment is included including all kitchen equipment, computers, furnishings, toys and teaching equipment. There are two mini buses both sign written and two Vauxhall Zafira people carriers with magnetic signage.
To the side of the premises is an enclosed courtyard, which has just be completely paved at considerable cost and will form a play area for the new nursery, there are a couple of newly built timber play houses.
To the rear of the business is a large car park that has recently been resurfaced with entry via security gates. About a third of this area is in the process of being converted into a further secure children's play area.
The front of the business is immaculately and attractively presented with a small paved garden and a side entrance to the rear of the premises.
The business is well signed
The property has CCTV and internet access throughout.
We are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 10 years
Remaining lease length: 3 years
Review every: 3 years
Rent: £24,000 per annum
The business is open:
Monday – Friday: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.30pm
The business operates other hours during school holidays.
The business is owner run and managed with 33 staff members.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £255,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 61%.
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