Nursery owner acquires second site

Victoria Adams, who launched a Leyland pre-school nursery, has added a second business to her portfolio.

The entrepreneur established Teddy Towers in Leyland in 2016 following a redundancy during which she thought she may need to sell her large family home.

Instead, and inspired by the pre-school nurseries she had worked with during her time as a commercial banking manager, she converted the home into a nursery and named it Teddy Towers.

With a large private garden with logs, picnic benches and secret paths, the children have plenty of space to play and explore.

Now Victoria has secured a £345,000 refinance loan from Unity to acquired Toddlers in Whitefield. Both nurseries cater for 0-5 year-olds, with Teddy Towers offering 30 places and Toddlers 43.

Victoria said: "My sons are 13, 10 and 10 months and they are in their element when we’re doing outdoor activities like going for walks, feeding the ducks or exploring and this inspired the theme for my nursery. I want children to learn and have fun within a safe, homely environment and natural setting.

"Toddlers has been established for 15 years and is next to a school and it has a large private outdoor space which I will be developing like at Teddy Towers."

Andy Ball, relationship manager at Unity Trust Bank, said: "Unity is proud to support businesses that provide access to quality early childhood care and development so that children are ready for primary education.

"We’re delighted to be able to assist Victoria as she expands her business and offers outdoor learning experiences to more children."

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