Northbridge, MA: Jeff May, Owner of Precious Ones Day Care in Uxbridge and Terri LaRoche owner of Cherub’s Haven in Northbridge have been discussing the potential acquisition for the past 5 years and now it is coming to fruition. Jeff said he was “thrilled with the opportunity to serve more families in the Blackstone Valley and buying his “competitor” was just what he needed to expand Precious Ones”. When asked about her feelings in selling, Terri said, “It is my baby, having started it in my Grandfather’s building (originally a hard-ware store) and it is certainly difficult to let it go”. However, she is thrilled with the thought of retiring and spending more time with her husband and family. She went on to say that “Cherub’s could not be in more capable hands, and I am confident that Jeff will run Cherub’s Haven with the same enthusiasm and love that he does Precious Ones.” Jeff’s response was nothing but respect and admiration for Terri and what she has accomplished, by saying, “Terri should be incredibly proud of 40 years of hard work through many challenging times; she’s done a tremendous service to the families in this community”.
Both owners agreed they have a strong mutual respect for one another. Precious Ones currently offers infant, toddler and Preschool care at its main facility in Uxbridge and separate school age locations in both Uxbridge and Douglas. The recent purchase will include the 2 main buildings in Whitinsville (serving infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age) and additional school age locations in Northbridge and Grafton. On the growth and expansion of Precious Ones, Jeff said “I’m just working hard one day at a time and I never dreamed it would grow to this level when I started Precious Ones back in 2011.” Jeff spoke of the high demand for quality childcare in this area and the tremendous team he is blessed with at Precious Ones. He offered “We are incredibly grateful for God’s blessing on Precious Ones, and we look forward to being able to meet the childcare, preschool and school age needs of the families in the communities that we serve”.