Closure must be averted

THIS month’s closure of Toodyay’s only day centre for children is a bitter blow for local working families.

The shock announcement that the Great Beginnings day care centre in Settlers Ridge is due to shut on Friday October 11 will make living in Toodyay much harder – if not impossible – for some local parents.

Though Toodyay also offers a limited amount of home-based child care, places are understood to be heavily booked.

For a community like Toodyay, the loss of its only day care centre is akin to the loss of the town’s only bank, supermarket or police station.

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