Reference - 39006
The Sunshine Nursery is situated in Torphins, Aberdeenshire. The village is a very pleasant area in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, and lies on the Beltie Burn. Torphins has a population of circa 2000. Although one of the larger villages in Deeside, Torphins still retains a pleasant, quiet country air and has excellent sporting facilities, which includes skiing, gliding and mountaineering. The area is within easy reach of Aberdeen.
The village first appeared on a map in 1750 as "Turfins", and some, but not all sources propose that the name comes from the Gaelic torr fionns meaning "white hills", perhaps a reference to the Hill of Fare, to the east. Torphins also has an oilfield named after it. The village sits on what was once the 19th Century Great North of Scotland railway, set in a pleasant valley. The Learney Arms Hotel is set in the centre of the village, the independent Platform 22 gallery is close by, and Torphins has its own 19th Century Village Hall.
The village has many other facilities to welcome visitors and support residents, including a primary school, large park with play area, pleasant 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, a Lawn bowling green, a curling rink (since 1871), a doctors surgery, Post Office and a variety of other shops including a baker, hairdressers, a Co-operative grocer, chemist and a car dealership.
The Sunshine Nursery is an extremely busy business, it has come to the market due to the current owners other business interests. The current owner has run the business for the past 16 years. Although the Nursery is trading at high levels of occupancy there is still great potential to grow and develop the business. Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the size of this business and property.
The main property is a large detached property built in the 1930’s, with extensions added on over the years. To the rear of the main building is a large portacabin which is used for the Baby Unit, The Sunshine Nursery also has another bungalow on site which comprises of a large classroom, office, toilet facilities and kitchen. There are four classrooms in total, two in the main building and two out with. Entry and securtiy of the buildings are of very high standards, with a controlled visitor reception area. This in turn leads to all the separate play rooms and service areas as well as a secure restricted access outdoor play/monitored area. Internally the nursery has been converted, upgraded and refurbished to a very high standard and is now offered in true walk in condition.
Access to the main building is through a security controlled front door, allowing for safety to the children. There is also a car park to the front of the
Service areas include an office; staff room and a fully functional kitchen with all requisite ancillary equipment together with staff areas, toilet/changing areas, children’s toilets and general storage areas for play equipment etc. In addition, the property is fully controlled by use of access control through gates and wall fencing, as well as fire alarm equipment etc.
Mission Statement - Nursery
“We aim to create a stimulating, caring environment for the children in our care and to actively promote the development of a positive self image within your child. We aim for all of the children in our care to learn the basic skills, encourage their literacy and numeracy and facilitate learning through play, ‘as a child’s work is play’. We aim to provide opportunities for the child to discover and develop their individuality, and work in partnership with parents and other professionals to take account of the children’s needs arising from race, culture language, religion and disability. Activities will be planned so that each child develops physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially and is given the scope to express their individuality. Our emphasis is on the enjoyment of the learning experience rather than the finished product and children will be encouraged to value their own achievements. We will achieve this using qualified staff operating within a structured daily routine including lots of opportunity for imaginative and free play.”
Mission Statement - Baby room
The main objective of the baby unit is to provide a warm homely atmosphere, which in turn will provide a sense of security ensuring the children will be happy and relaxed. The playroom will be large and bright and well equipped with a wealth of brightly coloured resources to attract and stimulate the young child's mind. Routines, with careful structured times, will help to contribute to the child's sense of belonging. Mealtimes, stories, singing and rhymes, boisterous play, messy and quiet times. This all adds up to having fun, creating a stimulating environment in a small child's world.
Also with the sale of The sunshine Nursery come a stunning large Four bed house, entry from a separate door way. As you walk through the main door you are greeted with a large reception hallway, the ground floor comprises of a large living room with a small office attached, a beautiful dining room, kitchen and breakfast area, with another small office in the boiler room. Upper level consists of 4 large bedrooms and bathroom. The property is tastefully decorated and is offered in true walk in condition.
The nursery has a registration for 65 children which comprises of the following: -
(Children 0 –under 2 Years) – up to 10 children.
(Children 2 - under 3 Years) – up to 17 children.
(Children 3 – under 4 Years) – up to 15
(Children 4 – under 5 Years) – up to 20
After School Club with a shared room with the pre-school class, up to 15 Children.
The Sale of the Sunshine Nursery offers an exceptional opportunity to purchase a long established thriving business with excellent potential to expand both in property size and in occupancy. An early viewing is highly recommended to really appreciate this exceptional business/home.