DS has just rung me. In the post this morning he and DDIL received a letter from the nursery DGS attends to say it is closing with immediate effect. DGS attends nursery Monday - Wednesday. They have two weekend days to try and organise temporary care for him next week and then to try and find a place in another nursery.
AIBU in feeling that nurseries, like, generally, care homes for the elderly should give parents reasonable notice that they are closing. A closure like this, just as the school term is starting, causes major problems for parents but is also disrupting and confusing for the children involved.
How do you explain to a 2 year old that he isnt going to the nursery he knows anymore and that for the next few weeks he will be looked after by grandparents, friends etc, which is all very nice but confusing, and then will attend another nursery, possibly not as good, with new carers and lots of other children he doesnt know. When children move from nursery to school or pre-school it is all carefully planned and the children prepared for the change, surely nurseries should have to allow time for this when closing.
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