Ancaster village pre-school will be closing its doors at the end of the Easter term, after 50 years in the business.

The pre-school said that it’s “with great sadness” that they have to close, and blamed falling attendances and limited opening hours as the reasons.

Ancaster Pre-school, which is located in Ancaster Village Hall, has recently celebrated 50 years in business by planting a tree in the village.

The setting issued a statement on their Facebook page saying: “This is not a decision that we have come to lightly and have worked tirelessly since September exploring many avenues that would enable us to stay open.

“Low attendance and restricted opening times have drastically impacted on the pre-school and has unfortunately left us in this situation.

“We will be sorting through equipment over the next few weeks as we have to sell everything, so will be posting on here and holding a sale near the end of March.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported the pre-school over the years, and we will truly miss being part of the community.

“We are truly devastated that we are in this position. We have tried everything possible to remain open; from trying to increase hours at the hall to moving to a new venue. We have had the support of our local authority early years advisor and have spent many hours trying to save costs without having a direct impact on the pre-school and have unfortunately exhausted all of our options.”

Story by: Sleaford Standard

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