Published: October 14, 2010
Nursery near Burnham-On-Sea is set to shut at end of 2010

Staff and pupils at a nursery in East Brent are upset that the 70-year-old facilities are set to close at the end of the year.

Rossholme Kindergarten, which moved from Weston to East Brent in 1940 to protect children from bombs dropped on the town, will shut its doors at the end of term in December.

There is one redundancy and it comes five years after the main school closed. Since closure up to 20 boys and girls, aged between two and five, remained at the kindergarten.

Principal Judith Webb told "We are very sad to make the decision and a number of factors have contributed to it. It ends 70 years of education at Rossholme. We are not short of pupils but we can't afford to go on."

She mentioned there would be a reduction in funding which makes the establishment non-viable, and losing reception age children to maintained primary and first schools in the last two years has greatly affected the already small budget.

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