Monday, 21 March 2011

Alexandra Road Community Day Nursery is being forced to close

Alexander Road Community Day Nursery, is very likely to close at the end of March.

It has been serving the local community for over 30 years, and it will be a great loss to all if it closes.

A number of parents are trying to save the nursery and are having a meeting at the nursery 35 Alexander Road this evening Monday 21st March at 6 pm.

The Alexandra Road Community Day Nursery is being forced to close at short notice due to financial problems. The nursery, run as a charity by a volunteer committee, has operated from the same site for over 30 years, but has been hit by increased competition and regulation.

A spokesperson for the committee said, “The number of children at the nursery has steadily declined over the last couple of years whilst costs have risen with increased regulation. As a stand alone, independent nursery set within a Victorian building, it is very difficult to compete with larger commercial nursery chains or purpose built nurseries.”

“The committee has worked hard to try and find a way forward, but with the nursery losing money we have been forced to take the difficult decision to start winding up proceedings.”

The nursery will close at the end of the month and all ten staff will lose their jobs. Reading based Nortons Recovery have been instructed to place the company which ran the nursery into liquidation.

If you like more information please contact:
Carole Boudeau
Tel 01189327 6064

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