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Nursery nod

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Nursery nod

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THE CHILDCARE BOARD (CCB) has given Little Treasures Day Nursery at Clermont, St James, the green light to resume operations today after it fired seven of its staff last Friday.

Over the weekend several disgruntled parents took to social media to slam the nursery for its practices and to demand that the CCB carry out an investigation.

Yesterday Joan Crawford, director of the CCB, which licenses day nursery operations, said they were satisfied that Little Treasures had dealt with the issue of staffing.

“The CCB received a number of complaints for Little Treasures Day Nursery last Friday, and on the 27th, which was on Tuesday, two members of staff attached to the Child Care Board’s daycare team went and investigated what primarily took place because most of the complaints was related to staff.

“The nursery was asked to close today. We met with the operators of the centre to ensure that they comply with the staff ratios and they would have brought in the necessary clearances such as medical and food handling and stuff like that. So based on that information, they should be ready to open tomorrow [today] because we would have addressed the issue,” she said, adding that nurseries had to comply with a set staff to children ratio.

When asked if it was true that the CCB had actually been to Little Treasures on different occasions to address various complaints, Crawford admitted they had. (MB)

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