Liverpool-based Honey Pot Day Nurseries, which currently runs four highly successful nurseries in the city, has acquired its fifth site following significant funding from Santander Business Banking.


Established in 2007 by husband and wife team Julie and Tony Hurst, Honey Pot remains a family run business, with both their daughters, Jenna and Melissa, involved in the day-to-day running of the nurseries. The company currently has nurseries located in Garston, Aigburth and Childwall in South Liverpool, and Bebington on the Wirral. All four are graded Outstanding by Ofsted.


With its four current nurseries at full capacity, the funding from Santander Business Banking will enable Honey Pot to purchase its fifth site in Wavertree. The site used to be home to a Church and Presbytery. The Presbytery will be completely renovated into the day nursery. The opening of the new site in September will also enable Honey Pot to hire approximately 18 new employees, while offering a high standard of childcare for up to 91 more children in the area.


Julie Hurst, Co-Founder of Honey Pot Nurseries said: “We are thrilled to be able to purchase our new site in Wavertree. Opening our fifth nursery is a great milestone for our business, and it’s great to be in a position to respond to the demand for high quality childcare in and around Liverpool. The support from Santander has been exceptional and really helped us expand and invest for growth.”


Danielle Simpson, Relationship Director at Santander Business Banking, said: “Honey Pot is a family run business that really knows the local market. The rapid growth of the business is a testament to the hard work of Julie, Tony and their team, and we are really looking forward to seeing the success of the fifth nursery when it opens.”