Courteney Donaldson

Managing Director - Childcare & Education

Courteney Donaldson is Managing Director - Childcare & Education, at specailist bsuiness property advisor Christie & Co. Courtenay has provided valuation, transactional and consultative advice in the childrens day nursery sector since 1999 and is responsible for the establisment and growth of Christie & Co's childcare and Education team who are widely acknowledged as the Uk's pre-eminent advisors to the sector. Such credentials, coupled with the rapidly changing landscape of global consolidation drives, has resulted in Courtney's expertise increasingly being called upon internationally, and she is currently assisting, several market leading education, childcare, nursery and kindergarten brands with their global expansion.


Future Leaders

26 February 2019 | 15:00 - 16:00 | English | For Practitioners who may be thinking about starting their own early years business:

This session will discuss the essential considerations for new entrants, such as early years practitioners and teachers looking to purchase or develop their own nursery business.

We will examine key factors that are requisite to developing a successful business, commencing with a discussion around the importance of research and preparation, the development of in-depth knowledge of your personal skill set, the sector and market, before even starting to look at nursery businesses for sale, or potential properties that may offer scope to convert into nursery use. 

We will examine key topics including:

  • Business Planning
  • Finance fundamentals
  • Location, Location, Location
  • You’ve identified a nursery which looks good on paper – what next
  • Asking price and value – how to formulate your offer
  • Is the Property you plan to acquire ‘future proofed?’
  • Deal completion and Handover – Top Tips
  • The session will conclude with a Q&A opportunity.