Expansion is child's play for the Little Nursery Group


Little Nursery Group

Since they were established in 2015, the Little Nursery Group has grown to five nurseries in four locations across London & West Sussex.

The Little Nursery Group is passionate about providing the best possible care for children, in an environment that offers a variety of activities and experiences.

After being introduced to Santander’s Corporate Healthcare team in 2021, the Little Nursery Group were initially provided with funding to refinance and support the buy-out of a previous shareholder.

Santander is genuinely interested in providing the resources for businesses to grow and have been very supportive as we’ve developed our wider strategy. Working with them has been hugely positive and enjoyable. Our funding structure means we have the opportunity to continue to grow with Santander’s continued support.

Chris Holmes

CEO, Little Nursery Group

Santander helped facilitate a term loan which financed the purchase and build of a brand-new nursery in Park Royal. This new facility provided places for 90 children and created new employment opportunities.

In addition to specialist sector support, Santander is committed to supporting the group's exciting acquisition and expansion plans, with the aim being to grow to a portfolio of between 12-15 nurseries over the next five years.

We’re delighted to partner with the Little Nursery Group, having refinanced their existing facilities last year. This year, we've provided further funding for the group to open the brand-new 90-place Little Tigers nursery in London.  Alongside this, we’ve provided a bespoke package of working capital solutions to allow the group to maximise its liquidity. The business prioritises an excellent standard of care for its children and we hope to see it continue to go from strength to strength with our support.

Olivia Moorby

Relationship Director, Santander

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