pre-school could be forced to close
Wisbech St Mary Pre-School’s governing body has put out an urgent appeal to find a manager or is facing the sad propspect of shutting the site at the end of this term.
The school, which has helped to educate countless youngsters in the village during its 36 years, has been unable to recruit a new manager since the previous one retired earlier this year and it cannot continue unless someone is found.
Seven people are employed at the school, who face losing their jobs.
The school has 38 children, aged between two and five, on its books.
Their parents will be forced to find a new nursery if a new manager is not found.
Chairman Abi Payne said: “This is a really urgent appeal and really sad as none of us want to shut the pre-school.
“This is an important part of the community and is a feeder school for the primary school.
“We are really hoping someone will come forward.”
The previous manager retired in March and the governors have been unable to find a replacement.
Another recruitment advert has been placed in a last ditch hope of finding a new manager.
If no-one comes forward by the closing date of June 30, the governors will be holding an extraordinary meeting on July 2 when the final decision to close will be made.
The school will be breaking up for the summer on July 22 and is due to return on September 5.
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