The university has made the very difficult decision to permanently close our One World Nursery facility. It was closed following the first lock-down in March 2020 and although it re-opened in September 2020, it has been closed again since January 2021, and will not now reopen.
The decision to close the nursery is no reflection on the outstanding work undertaken by the team. Sadly however, One World has run at a financial loss for several years, and this deficit has grown steadily following the pandemic, this is set in the context of the wider financial impact that COVID-19 has had on the university.
This means that effectively student fees are subsidising the nursery, whilst only a small number of university staff and students are using it. We have therefore very reluctantly decided that we cannot continue to sustain this position.