(L-R):Samuel Peake, Andrew Jackson Solicitors, Anna and Andrew Nimmo, Muddy Boots, Paul Craske, Barclays and Martin Frost, Andrew Jackson Solicitors.
Austen Shakespeare

York based childcare company expands with "six figure" Barclays funding

York-based nursery business ‘Muddy Boots’ has announced it has received funding from Barclays to support the acquisition of a third nursery.

Muddy Boots has sites at Poppleton and Acomb and the acquisition of Kiddies Corner in Wilberfoss, will become its next project.

The six-figure funding facility from Barclays supported the purchase of Kiddies Corner and turnover for the group of businesses is now expected to exceed £3m in the next financial year. The business employs 120 people locally.

Andy Nimmo, managing director, said: “Muddy Boots really is a dream come true for us and we are so proud of our team and grateful to every family who entrust their child to us.

“We have a vision for dynamic, full of life, standard setting nurseries and the move to Barclays and the funding they have provided has enabled us to expand our services to more families across York and surrounding areas.”

Anna Nimmo added: “We believe in the best for every child, and that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish into their full potential. The name ‘Muddy Boots’ really sums up our whole ethos – to not be afraid to let children learn by getting muddy, exploring, going on adventures and getting out there and having a go!”

Paul Craske, Barclays relationship director said: “We’ve been delighted to support a growing and thriving business that is great local employer and contributing to the local economy.

“Muddy Boots is a well-managed and ambitious business and the new acquisition will support their growth aspirations so that they can operate successfully through these challenging times.”

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