A discussion to consider the ‘future viability’ of Sprouts childcare nursery is to take part in a private section of next week’s Executive Board.
The meeting agendas, which were released today, have the ‘Nursery Service Provision’ item listed for ‘Part 2’ – the private element of the meeting when the public gallery is cleared and webcasting turned off.
Although the item above does not specifically refer to Sprouts, Wrexham Council only operate one nursery.
Further detail on the agenda item is given on the Council’s Forward Work Programme, which notes the relevant item for this month’s Executive Board:
Questions have previously been raised over Sprouts, with the centre opening with £155,000 backing from Welsh Government funding and £90,000 from Wrexham Council. A subsequent £49k year one loss was declared for the operation.
Sprouts provides 30 childcare places including a multi-use classroom and an outdoor space giving the opportunity for young children to run, crawl, climb and ride on wheeled toys.