Linda Harley


Linda Harley

Managing Partner - Tauranga & Childcare Sales

Phone: 022 354 9189

Mobile: 022 354 9189

About Linda

Linda has been specializing in the sale of Childcare businesses since 2007 in NZ and Australia. Linda understands the expertise, negotiation skill and level of service required to achieve a successful transition of a Childcare business. Her success has been recognized with a number of industry awards including ABC Business Sales person of the Year 2017 to 2022, and she was the first Woman to be awarded the prestigious REINZ NZ business broker of the Year 2021, 2022 & 2023.

Linda is also the Managing Partner in the Tauranga branch of the business. 

Industry Sector Specialist
Linda has 15 years’ experience as a Childcare Sector specialist. Clients can rely on a professional sales process.

Negotiation Expertise
Linda has negotiated and settled in excess of $400 million worth of childcare business and childcare freehold property. This is achieved with thorough knowledge of the sector and negotiation skills to pre-empt and overcome obstacles throughout the sale process.

Market Knowledge
With a passion for the Childcare sector, Linda has a comprehensive market knowledge that is shared with buyers and sellers to ensure confidence between all parties throughout the sales process.

Buyer Network
With a large national buyer network built up over 15 years, Linda is able to focus on matching the right buyer to the business being sold.

Confidentiality and Systems
The sale of an ECE needs to be managed with confidentiality throughout the sales process. Linda’s well proven systems provide assurance confidentiality is maintained throughout the sale process from the initial appraisal to settlement.

Bay of Plenty
Childcare Centre with a Strong Future
Seize the chance to own a larger licenced centre catering to 40 to 50 children in a desirable and growing area. This...
Charming Hamilton Childcare Centre with...
Located in the heart of the tight-knit Hamilton community, this early childhood centre presents a rare opportunity that...
Wellington Childcare & Property Opportunity
This established centre is on the market - with the business AND the freehold property both available for...
Mid North Island Childcare Centre with...
Are you ready to shape the future generation? Here's your chance to step into ownership of an established childcare...
Bay of Plenty
Quality Childcare Business Tauranga 60 +...
Are you ready to take your childcare business to new heights? Experience the next level of success in the childcare...
80 Place Childcare Business
Here's an exciting opportunity to own a childcare business that prioritizes family values and community spirit. This...
Quality Childcare Business with Plenty of...
A unique opportunity exists to invest in a family-owned and operated early childhood centre well established in their...
Childcare Business and Property in Affluent...
Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to acquire a fully licensed childcare business with a capacity for 29+...
Childcare Centre & Property with Character
Well-established and located in the heart of Dunedin, this character-rich childcare centre awaits its next visionary...
Take the Lead in this Established Childcare...
We're excited to present an exceptional opportunity to acquire a well-established childcare business located in the...
Modern Childcare - $200K + Returns
As you step into this purpose-built childcare business, it's clear the owners have a clear vision for delivering...
Childcare Freehold Going Concern
Dreaming of owning your own childcare business plus freehold property in the picturesque Wellington? Look no...
Childcare Centre in High Growth Area
Are you searching for a growing childcare business to add to your portfolio? Look no further! This established centre,...
Reputable Childcare Business + Freehold...
Located centrally in Dannevirke, Kids Castle has established itself as a trusted centre within the close-knit...
Childcare Centre with 'Wow Factor'
Are you passionate about early childhood education? Here's your chance to own and operate a thriving childcare business...
Solid 6.9% ROI Turnkey Childcare Investment
The price has just been reduced on this quality, meticulously constructed childcare property strategically positioned...
Growing Regional Area Childcare Option of...
We're excited to present the opportunity to acquire this successful childcare business near Timaru. This exceptional...
Childcare Business 70+ License Option for...
We present a unique chance to acquire a well-established childcare business with a strong connection to the local...
Priced to Sell: Childcare Owner/Operator...
Little Rugrats Woodville presents an unbeatable opportunity for aspiring business owners to step into a...
Childcare Lease Opportunity for Start Up...
Seize the chance to step into these purpose-built/modified childcare facilities, offering a strong foundation to launch...
High Quality Freehold Childcare Property Solid...
Presenting an exceptional opportunity for childcare business owners, this contemporary, purpose-built freehold property...
Recently Refurbished Childcare Business
Are you in search of an established boutique childcare business that exudes a warm 'home away from home' feel? Located...
Unlock Your ECE Dream with Top Childcare...
This vacant freehold childcare property is the ideal setting to bring your Early Childhood Education (ECE) dreams to...
Established Childcare Business
This well-established childcare centre is located in one of the most picturesque towns on the South Island. The owners...
Growth, Capital Gains & Potential for Expansion
Looking for an exceptional investment opportunity? This meticulously renovated childcare centre is an entry-level...
Hawkes Bay
Establish Your Childcare Brand in a Prime...
An unparalleled opportunity awaits experienced childcare operators to establish their own brand from the ground up....
Established Childcare Centre in Stunning Region
Located in one of South Island's most stunning regions, this thriving childcare centre is deeply ingrained in the local...
Make Your Mark on this Childcare Business
Don't miss out on the opportunity to acquire this meticulously maintained childcare business, now available at an...
Ready to go Purpose-Built Childcare Facility
Embark on your childcare business venture with confidence! Located in an ideal central Hamilton location at 18...
North Shore Childcare Business 100+ Licence
This well-established childcare business presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced hands-on operator to...
Large 75+ License Purpose-Built Childcare...
This top-tier childcare service boasts a purpose-built facility licensed to accommodate 75 to 80 children. It awaits a...
8.4% ROI Childcare Property - Motivated Vendor
Strategically located in the family-friendly Lower Hutt, this property occupies a generous freehold 1316m2 (more or...
Established Childcare With Plenty of Upside
Are you an experienced operator that is ready to utilise their skills and experience and step up the ladder into...

Linda's testimonial

Linda always provides the quickest responses to any of my questions, making the entire purchasing process very smooth. Highly recommended!

Frank Ge

"I have worked with Linda for over three years and found her to be extremely professional, and she is very focussed on getting the deal done, if it makes sense for both parties.  I never have issues with getting the data I need to assist the purchaser through the buying process, and have found that Linda is very good at matching centres with buyers, which makes my job alot easier.  Whilst I generally work for the purchaser and Linda works for the vendor, and therefore we don’t always agree, we are able to have the difficult conversations to get the best outcomes for our respective clients.  I would definitely recommend Linda to potential centre owners who are looking to sell, either now or in the future."

Richard Orsbourn - Pathfinder Solutions

"Linda did a fantastic job of selling our early childhood centre and property last year.  From the moment we engaged her services, Linda demonstrated her knowledge and expertise in the early childhood education industry. She provided us with excellent recommendations on how to prepare for the sale, navigate the due diligence process, and ultimately settle the transaction. Her guidance was invaluable throughout the entire process. Linda is a true professional who is passionate about her work and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell an early childhood centre business or property."

Channae Davies - Kiwi Kidz Waihi

"I have bought and sold a number of ECE centres with Linda Harley over a few years and have always found Linda to be professional and quick to communicate. Linda knows the sector well and understands the complexities of buying and selling. She is able to help both vendor and purchaser to navigate through the sale process smoothly, providing expert guidance to both parties. Linda gets results and I would highly recommend her for selling your ECE service."

Angela Bush - ECE Learning Unlimited

"Linda is a preferred broker for me to deal with for both purchasing and selling centres. Linda is knowledgeable of the sector, level headed, consistent, flexible, experienced and gives solid advice and expert support.  I trust Linda’s feedback and know that she works to always be fair and reasonable.  Dealing with Linda in both selling and purchasing centres has been a positive and successful experience."

Leanne Mortlock