Cotmanhay nursery thrown lifeline

A Cotmanhay nursery has been thrown a lifeline after the county council have agreed to keep the facility open until October 31.

Derbyshire County Council have come to an agreement with the Pre School Learning Alliance who run the nursery at the Children’s Centre Centre on Beauvale Drive to try and find a better outcome for parents and children.

The nursery was set to close on August 31.

Parents in the area have been collecting signatures to try and prevent its closure and campaigning to keep the charity run nursery open.

A spokesman for the council said: “We’ve agreed with the Pre School Learning Alliance that the nursery at Cotmanhay Children’s Centre will remain open until October 31.

“This will give us some time to look at what is needed to meet the needs of local parents and find a solution that is financially viable.”

For reaction from parents and more on this story see this week’s Advertiser out on Thursday August 2.