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Joisaaclara · 26/09/2019 16:46

Hi everyone !! I'm new in here . But I'm really struggling to find advice so I was hoping you all could help me . My baby was I a nursery since October always paid it on time . On the 29/8 the nursery has send a email to all parents saying it was closing down and they were giving us 2 weeks notice . I really need to know is right by law to do that? On the contract is saying that we need to give one month notice if I wanted to remove my baby . Doesn't it work both ways ? Please help 😊

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Looneytune253 · 26/09/2019 16:47

I would imagine it depends on the reason for the closure. Sometimes they don't get much choice and have to close immediately.

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SoupDragon · 26/09/2019 16:47

I imagine they've gone bust. Notice means nothing in that case.

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OnlyFoolsnMothers · 26/09/2019 16:48

would it matter- if the nursery is closing it is ceasing to "trade". Would you expect compensation for the lack of notice?

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Chocolateandcarbs · 26/09/2019 16:48

How stressful! I assume if they’re shutting down for financial reasons then there may not be the money to stay open for a month. A local nursery went out of business recently, my advice is to ring around other places very, very quickly to avoid being really stuck. I hope it all works out.

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BikeRunSki · 26/09/2019 16:50

What does it say in the contract about them giving you notice?

Why is it closing?

If it is closing, there is not a huge amount you can do.

A few years ago a local nursery ceased trading the Friday before half term week. They did private day care as well as early-years sessions. They just sent out an email at midnight to say that they would not be opening the following week, or ever again. People couldn’t even go back to get their children’s spare clothes etc until the nursery had new owners a year later.

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Joisaaclara · 26/09/2019 17:24

What about the fees ? Do I have to pay it ? Because they breach the contract . Thank you everyone for all your answers

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Joisaaclara · 26/09/2019 17:25

It doesn't say anything on contract about them giving me anytime . Only me

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JoxerGoesToStuttgart · 26/09/2019 17:37

If they gave two weeks notice on 29th of August then they’re already closed and you owe no more fees surely?

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BikeRunSki · 26/09/2019 17:38

Do you pay fees in advance? I’d be reluctant to pay advsbce fees now.

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bananaskinsnomnom · 26/09/2019 18:10

I imagine you would literally pay for the days you use in the build up to closure? So half a months worth potentially? Just pay for the time that the nursery is open.
You won’t have to bother with any notice period yourself now so don’t worry about that.

Lack of notice for you will likely be lack of notice on their part too. I imagine most staff will have had little more notice than you - most likely financial problem which they just couldn’t climb out of.

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NerrSnerr · 26/09/2019 18:55

If you had notice on the 29th August then the nursery is already closed? You just need to pay for the time your child was there if you haven't already.

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OnlyFoolsnMothers · 26/09/2019 19:43

Well you pay for the time your child was there

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