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‘Outstanding’ Suffolk day nursery sold for the first time since opening in 2003

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the leasehold sale of Anglia Sunshine Nurseries in Sudbury, Suffolk.

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Anglia Sunshine Nurseries in Sudbury, Suffolk

Since opening in 2003, the nursery has steadily grown its occupancy, reputation, and profitability. It received its third consecutive Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ report in 2020 and has been recognised as a ‘Top 20 rated nursery’ in the East of England by It can accommodate up to 142 children aged nought to five years, and has a consistent, secure staff team in place.

The nursery is located in an industrial park in Sudbury, Suffolk, and benefits from the extensive development the area has seen and continues to see planned for the coming years.

The setting’s owner, Jacqui Duranti, takes great pride in having built a thriving nursery with the best facilities to give parents peace of mind when leaving their children. Jacqui decided to sell to retire from the sector.

Following a confidential sales process with Sophie Willcox at Christie & Co, it has been purchased by Storal, taking the group to 32 registered settings, which they operate as 29 nurseries, across England.  

Jacqui, former owner of Anglia Sunshine Nurseries, comments, “It has been a bittersweet moment selling Anglia Sunshine after 21 years, I am leaving a wonderful team that has helped me develop and turn Anglia Sunshine into an ‘Outstanding’ rated Nursery, I am really proud of what we have achieved together. I know that, under the ownership of Storal, the nursery will continue to progress and thrive in the future.”

Sarah Mackenzie, CEO at Storal, comments, “Having a number of popular nurseries in the South East, we’re delighted to add Anglia Sunshine Nurseries and further strengthen the Storal reputation for offering high-quality childcare and education in the region. We were attracted to the nursery due to its clear emphasis on the importance of children’s education, learning and development, and were impressed by their three consecutive Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ judgements. As with all of our acquisitions, we look forward to blending Anglia Sunshine Nurseries’ strengths with Storal’s values and strong support structure whilst embracing its uniqueness and individual story.”

Sophie Willcox, Director – Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, comments, “Anglia Sunshine is a real success story. They have continued to grow and thrive by adapting and investing in the business. It is an exciting addition to the Storal group, and I hope it is a real success for them.”

Jacqui remains the freeholder and she created a lease as part of the sale, which was sold for an undisclosed amount.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E:

Contact the agent:
Sophie Willcox, Director – Childcare & Education
P: 07736 620 855 or E:

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