OakNorth supports Graphite Capital’s investment in leading nursery group Storal.

OakNorth, the neobank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs,  has partnered with Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm, to provide capital to Storal, one of the largest privately-owned children’s nursery groups in England.

About Storal: Founded in 2016 by two childhood friends, Varun Chanrai and Ashwin Grover, Storal today operates 26 nurseries and two out-of-school clubs, providing early-years education for over 2,000 children. It has built a nationwide presence through successfully launching and acquiring single-site and small group settings and integrating them into its platform. The group has developed a proprietary curriculum that is rolled out across its nurseries and is designed to support and extend children’s understanding, skills, and self-confidence, and foster a love of learning. It is one of the highest-quality nursery operators in the UK and was ranked fourth in Nursery World’s Ofsted 2023 Quality table.


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