Icelandic group buys Elmwood Nursery

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Elmwood Nursery School in Newton Mearns, has been sold to Icelandic nursery group Hjalli Model.

This is the group’s first acquisition in the UK.

The nursery, which offers places for 87 children, was established 18 years ago by Denise Bunis, who decided to sell the nursery to pursue a new challenge.

Ms Bunis said: “Elmwood is a safe and loving environment, regarded as “a home away from home” where parents can safely leave their children with the knowledge that their child is being cared for and educated to the very highest standard.”

Dame Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir, chief executive of Hjalli Model, developed the Hjalli educational model which focuses on issues including democracy, creativity and gender equality.

She said: “We are very proud to have been chosen from among the many interested parties to take the helm at Elmwood. We aim to cherish and embrace the existing culture of the nursery while at the same time enriching the learning environment with some new and exciting ideas.”