Crawley day nursery sold to Green Roots

  • 24th June 2024

A freehold day nursery in Crawley, West Sussex, has been sold to early years operator, Green Roots, for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 2010 by Richard Paisley, and run by manager, Veronica Sullivan, Daisy Chain Day Nursery has evolved over the years to gain an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating.

Catering for up to 58 children at any one time, the nursery has taken inspiration from Reggio Emilia, helping to promote learning through enhancing natural creative skills and createinga home-from-home environment which is stimulating and friendly and draws upon a range of activities to improve learning like music, sensory classes, and role play.

Paisley decided to sell to focus on his other businesses outside the sector, while Sullivan plans to continue at the nursery in a managerial position.

Following a confidential sales process with Sophie Willcox at Christie & Co, the nursery has been purchased by the owners of Green Roots Ltd, an existing operator with a setting in Emsworth.

Harry and Gemma Lawson, directors at Green Roots Ltd, said: “The ethos of Daisy Chain fits well with our Green Roots values, providing real-world experiences in a home-from-home environment.

“We look forward to bringing our energy and experience in purposeful play to offer first-class childcare, supporting parents, and allowing children to enjoy the thrill of learning.”


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