Parents and carers left in the dark after unexplained closure of Fulwood nursery

Posted on - 8th February, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Education, Fulwood, Preston News
Ladyewell Nursery Pic: Google
Ladyewell Nursery closed in March and never reopened Pic: Google

Parents and carers have been left in the dark after the unexplained closure of a Fulwood nursery.


Ladyewell Nursery in Fernyhalgh Lane closed for the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, and never reopened.

Parents and carers say they were left with money owing, and personal property locked in the nursery.

One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Since the nursery closed for lockdown in March, the owners have communicated twice with parents via email with no confirmation about any reopening.

“Lots of parents have been trying to get learning journeys returned and are pursuing this via the Information Commissioner’s Office.

“Some families have property still in the nursery and there are lots of parents who are still owed money for care pre-paid for that was not provided.”

The parent says they believe that nursery staff were made redundant around June.

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Weeks after trying to contact one of the co-owners via Facebook, the parent received a reply late last year.

Since then, the children’s learning journeys have been returned to the family.

The parent said: “Its been really frustrating; the other co-owner we’ve been emailing claimed to have not received our emails.

“There are still several families who are chasing responses and their children’s journals, as well as money owed.”

Ladyewell Nursery’s Facebook page contained posts from disgruntled parents, but the page has since been deactivated.

Blog Preston approached Ladyewell Nursery for a comment, but received no response.

Are you a parent or carer at Ladyewell Nursery who has been affected? Let us know in the comments.

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