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.

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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