Deighton parents face childcare worries
Jul 6 2009 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PARENTS who battled to save a nursery have lost the fight to save its after school club.
And now they will have to find cash up front to get a place at another club.
Last year the parents of children at the Tiddlywinks Nursery in Deighton fought to save it from closure.
And they were delighted the nursery and Chequers After School Club, based at the Deighton Centre, were saved.
But now they have been given the news that the after school club will close its doors for good in a few weeks.
It means the 17 children now there will have to go elsewhere.
But some parents say the closure will cause problems as they will have to pick their children up from different places.
Parent Mel Mills said: “It’s typical that they make the decision and then tell us about it.
“We’re being moved out without any consultation or consideration.
“On July 17 the after school club will close and we have to pay a bond for a new place and then pay a month’s fees up front at the same time. It’s too much.
“Some parents have children at the nursery and after school club and are going to have to pick them all up from different places.
“I’m fed up with them constantly changing things for the sake of it.”
Her six year old son, Jevaugn Johnson, enjoys going to the club and has made friends there.
Ms Mills faces having to pay fees of £140 a month plus a bond of around £75 at the same time to secure her son’s place at a new after school club in September.