Avranches Day Nursery in Jersey is set to close after forecasting losses of nearly £100,000 by the end of the financial year.
The nursery has been struggling to break even of late, having originally opened in 1994. Their run of 23 years of care is ending after competition from new settings and private settings in the area has had a detrimental effect on business.
Added to this, local policy regarding nursery education funding has created uncertainty for Avranches and the cost of operating a setting which spans two floors has proved too expensive.
The accumulation of all of these elements has left the finances at the nursery unsustainable. With numbers declining, the Parish made the decision to close the nursery in August of this year.
Speaking of the closure, Constable Simon Crowcroft said:
“The Parish appreciates that this will be an unsettling time for employees, parents and children and undertakes to work with everyone affected by the decision, and to do everything possible to assist all concerned.”