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From: Manager at Barika-preschool

Dear Parents/Carers

After spending six years building up Barika into a very successful preschool attached to Malpas Alport Primary School, my personal circumstances have changed and I feel it is the right time to close Barika pre-school.

It has been the most wonderful opportunity and every single child that we have had through our doors has brought something special to Barika.
I have been most fortunate to have a supportive and professional staff team behind me who have made owning and running a pre-school most enjoyable.

This has not been an easy decision to come to to and after months of deliberation I have made the decision to close Barika at the end of spring term on March 31st 2017.

In order to ensure continuity of early years provision, the Governing body at Malpas Alport School have agreed to step in until at least the the end of the 2017-18 academic year, and that providing this proves to be a viable option will be requesting the local authority to take the necessary steps to permanently increase the age range of the school to ensure the long term future of the provision.

As Barika closes, pre-school provision will be run by Mrs Sarah Worthington and will be part of Malpas Alport Primary School during this transition.

I will be working extremely closely with Mrs Worthington to ensure a seamless transition. I feel that this is an exciting opportunity and I am sure the children will continue to flourish.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, parents past and present for all your support and wish you all the best for the future..

If you have any question please contact me on 07763 074300 or

Best wishes


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