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Cottingley Pre-School Nursery





Closure of Cottingley Preschool



It is with great sadness that this decision has been made, unfortunately Cottingley Preschool will seize to operate as a childcare provision in the Cottingley BD16 area from Friday 19th July 2019.


Unfortunately, the Preschool has been severely hit by the reduction in Early Years Funding and the increases in National Minimum Wage, Pensions, Rent, Materials, Staff training etc – as a result of these the Preschool has been operating at a financial loss and would be insolvent early in the next school year.


It is therefore with deep and heartfelt sorrow that we write to inform you that Cottingley Preschool will close after more than twenty-five years at the heart of our community. We, as a committee made the decision to close the Preschool at the end of the current School Year to enable all employees to find new roles, all parents and children to find new childcare settings and to ensure creditors are paid.


We would like to thank all parents and pupils who have supported the preschool throughout its association with the local community. We would also like to express our appreciation to our staff both past and present for without them the preschool would never have been such an enjoyable experience for our children.



All data collected during our time as a childcare provision has been treated in accordance with our data protection policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice. Please note due to the nature of the data we collect as a childcare provider this has to be kept on file until such a time it is no longer required – at which point it will be provisionally disposed of.


If you have any questions following this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the preschool.




Yours sincerely

Michal Mangham (Chairperson)

Gillian Stead ( Manager)

On Behalf of Cottingley Preschool