After an admin blunder, Buchanan nursery was set for closure, luckily this week they were celebrating after their owner, Four Seasons Health Care stepped in to underwrite any funding shortfall. Parents are now reassured that the setting will remain open.

The nurseries future was left in the balance after funding from the council was refused because application documents contained incomplete information. They will be appealing, but if this is unsuccessful Four Seasons have stepped in to ensure it remains open, and the 125 children that attend will continue to receive care.

Four Seasons operations director, Jennifer Young said, “I have discussed the situation with Councillor Rhondda Geekie, the leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, and I am very grateful for her personal intervention.

“The council wants to help resolve the situation, but it has to follow legal process in respect of funding applications, so it is not able to provide an immediate answer to our request for them to reconsider our application.

“We understand the anxiety that this has caused parents so the company has given its assurance of the future of the nursery.”

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