Kilsyth nursery intake turfed out on cost grounds

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A nursery that helps new mums requiring additional support for their babies will controversially shut for good on Friday, October 21.

North Lanarkshire Council budget cuts are being blamed for the axing of the baby nursery at St Patrick’s Primary, after it was stated that the area isn’t deprived enough.

And parents have told that nowhere else in Kilsyth or the villages can accommodate the tots.

The nearest centre which caters to youngsters of that age lies at the far side of Cumbernauld town centre in Kildrum – more than five miles away from Kilsyth.

And that’s just not good enough, according to parents of children who attend the nursery.

They say that a move isn’t viable and that two baby nurseries in Coatbridge will be retained, despite being within a mile of each other.

A petition and a Save Our Baby Room Facebook page has been created in the hope that council chiefs will reverse the decision.

For more on this story, see this week’s Chronicle.