THE governing body of a nursery school in Titchfield has announced it will be closing in December due to a surplus of nursery places in the area.
St Peter’s Day Nursery, which was opened in 2003 to meet a need for provision for children under five, can no longer afford to stay open.
Governors explained the combination of competition from larger nurseries that have opened in the area and the fact that the nursery’s temporary building needs a lot of money spending on it has made it impossible to continue beyond December 31.
Pat Shirley, chairwoman of governors, said: ‘We should like to thank all members of staff who have worked tirelessly, with loyalty and enthusiasm, to try and save the nursery from closure.
‘We shall do everything in our power to support them through this difficult time and help them find alternative employment.
‘We should also like to thank our parents for the privilege of caring for their wonderful children during the last eight years.’