Mallards Wood

Subject: Important Announcement: Closure of Mallards Nursery after 22 Years of Service

Dear Parents and Families,

It is with deep sadness that we announce the closure of Mallards Nursery after 22 years of dedicated service to our community. We wanted to personally reach out to express our heartfelt appreciation for your trust and support throughout the years.

John and Louise Felstead, devoted providers of Mallards Nursery since 2001, along with our exceptional staff team, have strived to create a nurturing and enriching environment for your children's early development.

Regrettably, despite our unwavering efforts, we have encountered significant challenges that have made it increasingly difficult to sustain the nursery in the long-term. The evolving landscape of government funding, coupled with the rising costs of nursery resources, has presented us with insurmountable obstacles.

Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that Mallards Nursery's last day of operation will be on December 31st, 2024. On this date, we will close our doors for the final time. We understand that this news may come as a shock, and we want to assure you that we are actively working to ensure a smooth transition for your children.

We have already begun reaching out to local nurseries in the area to secure placements for our little ones. Our utmost priority is to find suitable alternatives where your children can continue to receive the same high standard of care and education they have experienced at Mallards Nursery.

Furthermore, we are fully committed to supporting our dedicated staff team during this transition. We are actively assisting them in finding new roles within local nurseries, ensuring their valuable skills and expertise continue to benefit the community.

Please be informed that we have already notified the relevant local authorities and OFSTED about our closure, and all necessary documentation has been provided.

In the weeks leading up to the closure, we will be in touch with each individual parent to discuss the return of any deposits and address any outstanding financial matters. We kindly request that all standing orders, direct debits, and funding vouchers to Mallards Nursery be discontinued after the closure date.

We want to take this moment to express our sincerest gratitude for allowing us to play a part in your child's early years' development. It has been an incredible privilege and honor to witness their growth and progress. The memories and experiences we have shared will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

With heartfelt appreciation,

John and Louise Felstead