18 OCT. 2010 MOST of Birmingham’s community day nurseries will be given a reprieve as city council leaders prepare to water down a closure programme.
Nineteen nurseries and children’s centres, which mostly provide free places for low-income families are to remain open following a consultation exercise.
But the closures of four nurseries in buildings deemed unfit for purpose are expected to be confirmed by the council cabinet, saving the city £3 million a year.
They are Claremont nursery in Sparkbrook and Tyburn Road nursery. Both were forced to close in the summer following flooding and health and safety issues. Two other nurseries to shut are Clopton Road in Garretts Green and Bacchus Road, in Soho.