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Nursery to be closed with 4 weeks notice

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WhippinPiccadilly1 Thu 02-Mar-17 00:59:41

I received an email just after 5pm today, informing me of the intention to close my children's private day nursery, and giving me 4 weeks notice.

I had no inkling this was going to happen, although the wording of the email suggests that as parents we were already aware (spoken to other parents - it's definitely out of the blue for them as well).

I have 2 children, 4 and 21 months who attend. My 4 year old is on the pathway for a diagnosis of autism. We've been through 3 other childcare settings prior to this one. He has finally thrived here, and they are able to manage his behaviours effectively. He needs a small setting with individual rooms. Something other local settings don't have. We really struck lucky with this nursery.

We are supposed to have a team meeting with regards to the assessment of autism in the next 2/3 months! Now all the support and evidence won't be there!

I'm honestly gutted that this place is closing. There's no real reason given, other than future plans to expand the area the nursery is in. I suppose IABU really. These things happen. I just can't help feeling like yet again, my child will be let down by matters beyond my control.

As a single parent, with naff all financial support or emotional support, I really just need a good scream. Consider this my scream I guess.

Has anyone had this happen to their child's nursery? Did things turn out okay? Right now it feels like everything is going to shit! (Refused DLA, CSA fuck up for the millionth time, a&e visit, neighbour from hell = police involvement, now nursery closed - all in one week!!)

It's times like this I wish I drank!

insancerre Thu 02-Mar-17 06:44:38

Is there someone from outside the nursery involved in the current sen assessment, eg an area senco or inclusion teacher from the local authority?
This is the person who will be coordinating the referral to panel for assessment and support
They will be able to help you choose a suitable nursery as they covered large area and don't just deal with the one nursery
Unfortunately, a lot of nurseries are probably going to be closing because of the 30 hours funding issue.

jannier Thu 02-Mar-17 08:25:38

Go in and discuss with your children's key workers what is going to happen with regards to the inclusion report, they should have all matters evidenced, and see if anyone else from the team can attend the setting earlier to see how the children are in a comfortable settled environment. Your inclusion team may have ideas on other suitable settings.

some things are out of anyone's control unfortunately, hope it all works out for you.

Gaggleofgirls Tue 28-Mar-17 21:43:05

We've just had this with one weeks notice. No advice just equally as baffled!

DrowningSeas Sat 01-Apr-17 21:48:54

Whipping i wonder if you are near me as have a similar thing.

Are you East anglia

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