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Staff aim to save nursery after liquidation

Date Added: 15/08/2011  

A nursery that went into liquidation could be saved by its members of staff.

Lutterworth Day Nursery, which is based at the Vedonis Works off Leicester Road, went out of business earlier in the week, resulting in ten people losing their jobs, reports the Harborough Mail.

That also meant dozens of parents were left needing to find alternative arrangements for their children at short notice, but staff members Helen Smith and Polly Underhill have come together in order to re-open the facility on August 22nd.

"Ofsted have allowed us to enter under the previous registration to allow continuity of care," Ms Underhill was quoted as saying by the news provider.

"We have purchased the rights to trade under the name from the liquidators."

Her own daughter attends the nursery and the family has close links to it as her mother Gillian was involved in its foundation 20 years ago.

Some of the members of the staff that lost their jobs as a result of the liquidation of the company had been working at the facility for 15 years, Ms Underhill added.

But the nursery may have to move to another location in the coming months, as the lease for the current site is set to run out in March 2012.

Parents have already registered 15 children for the re-opening of the facility next week, although Ms Underhill said she accepts it will be hard for them to uproot youngsters.

National chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses John Walker recently called on the coalition government to cut VAT affecting industry in order to make it easier for bosses to employ new members of staff and create jobs, thus boosting the economy.

He commented: "More needs to be done to encourage businesses to take on staff and grow their business so that the recovery can really get back on track."

Posted by Miles Pritchard 

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