TSL announces sale of Nursery World to Haymarket Media Group

TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has sold Nursery World, and its corresponding website (www.nurseryworld.co.uk) to Haymarket Media Group. Nursery World is the market leader in the sector and is targeted at nursery managers and staff in the UK. The successful 82-year-old publication has a fully paid circulation of over 20,000.

Louise Rogers, Managing Director of TSL Education said, “The decision by TSL to sell the title is due to our decision to focus on the school and university sectors. However, it is also our belief that with the right attention and investment, Nursery World has a huge amount of potential. As publisher of Children Now, Haymarket Media Group is an ideal home for Nursery World.”

“We are delighted to welcome Nursery World and its staff into Haymarket, and look forward working together to further develop this highly respected title,” said Stephen Farish, Managing Director, Haymarket Professional.

With the acquisition of Nursery World, the Group has expanded its presence in the children and youth workers’ sector. As publishers of Children Now and Young People Now, Haymarket Media Group already has a strong position in this sector.

Nursery World provides a great complementary fit with our existing titles, enabling us to address all levels of children, youth and early years’ professionals on a broad range of topics,” said Richard Watts, Publishing Director, Haymarket Professional. “There is potential for collaboration in print, online and live events and we look forward exploring these opportunities.”

All 12 employees of Nursery World will transfer to Haymarket Media Group to be based in their Hammersmith offices.

Notes to Editors

TSL Education Ltd is the UK’s leading educational publisher. The Times Educational Supplement, FE Focus and the Times Higher Education Supplement and its magazines, websites, events and exhibitions cover the complete professional educational field, from early years through to further and higher education. For further information see www.tsleducation.com.

Haymarket Professional is a division of Haymarket Business Media, which publishes more than 60 business and professional interest titles in the UK, Germany, USA and Asia. Subject areas include marketing services, management, medical, and print and packaging, among others.

Haymarket Business Media is part of Haymarket Media Group. With more than 100 publications in 31 languages and in almost 50 nations around the globe, the Haymarket Media Group is the largest privately-owned magazine publisher, and one of the fastest growing media companies, in the UK. The principal business is centred around its consumer, business, professional and customer publications. These are complemented by digital platforms and live events, including extensive exhibitions, conferences and awards. The Group’s global expansion comes from wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and extensive licensing of key magazines to other publishers. For more information see www.haymarketgroup.com.