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Athersley South nursery to close

Monday March 13 2017

PARENTS will need to find alternative child care arrangements, due to the closure of an Athersley South nursery.

Kids World nursery rents a building from Laithes Primary School, the school is ‘intending to retake possession’ of the building it uses as of May , meaning over 50 children will be left without nursery places.

The closure has prompted an online petition from parents pleading with the school to allow the nursery to stay open until the end of the academic year, to allow parents time to find new childcare arrangements.

The petition was launched by mother-of-two Nicola Naylor and has been signed by more than 115 people, she said: “At such short notice our kids will be without education as there isn’t enough nurseries within our area that can accommodate them.

“Also a lot of children at the nursery have siblings that go to Laithes primary and it’s going to make things difficult for parents dropping off and picking up their children.”

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Reply Posted by Lee shirt on Monday March 13 2017 at 22:45
Moaning about this isn't gonna help. I'm glad hahahaha

Reply Posted by C on Tuesday March 14 2017 at 16:22
Shame for jam role mums, looks like ur gunna have to look after ur own offspring instead of jezza

Reply Posted by AHR on Wednesday March 15 2017 at 17:03
Well if there's no room for more infants what else can they do ?.

Reply Posted by Victoria on Sunday March 19 2017 at 17:44
I can't understand how the council didn't intervene with regards to this issue, I mean as stated in the article, nursery places are not '10 a penny' and not only that can be quite costly. It seems strange to me that the school wants to take repossession of the building (I know that they may want to expand etc), but if the nursery has not been causing any major problems and the children then graduate to the school, then surely it is in everyone's best interest, the children will be familiar with the surroundings so they will be none of that 'new school angst', the parents will have a routine with regards to taking their children their thus the 'school run' will already be in place, no it seems rather strange especially when so may children are involved.

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