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Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive

We announce with regret that our nursery at Great Parks Community Centre on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Paignton will be closing on Friday 5 April.

In the last five years birth rates in Torbay have fallen by 10% and our occupancy has fallen in line with this to the point where the service can no longer fund itself, so after consultation with the local authority we have decided not to renew our lease.

Fortunately there is sufficient alternative provision in the area to meet the needs of local families, including the Mama Bear’s settings at Midvale Road and at South Devon College (Long Road) in Paignton, also at St Margaret’s Academy on Barewell Road in Torquay, and all children attending Queen Elizabeth Drive are being offered a place at an alternative Mama Bear’s nursery of their choice, with help from our team in managing this change.

We are holding a consultation process with staff and expect many of them also to transfer to neighbouring Mama Bear’s nurseries.

We would like to thank the children, parents and staff for their support over the last seven years and hope to continue to serve the needs of the local community through our settings.

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