Mum’s and Dad’s of young children are up in arms after being told the Dumbo nursery in Puerto Santiago, the only one in the area, has to remain closed until at least December.

Two reasons were given, first the nursery building does not conform to building regulations, and second, the concessionary running the operation, has now given it up.

Work began in August with the promise that it would be open again for September, but is now not possible without a new concessionary.

The building needs a new kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as a complete re-wire. The work is expected to cost between 50 and 60,000 Euros. The operation of the centre has been put out to tender.

Parents complain they have been left high and dry as there are not enough places in the Tamaimo nursery, which is the only other nursery in the area.