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Public hits out at Education Department's pre-school plans

Criticism of the Department of Education and Children's reported plans to end its pre-school and nursery education provision is gathering pace.

Hundreds of people have already joined a Facebook group set up to protest against the proposed move.

It was only created at 9.25am.

Manx Radio's Facebook page and numerous local forums are abuzz with people hitting out at the department.

A petition is being set up as well.

Meanwhile Mother's Union diocesan president in the Isle of Man Helen Parry has given Manx Radio her views: (play audio clip)

Manx Radio has tried to contact education minister Peter Karran for official confirmation of his department's plans, but so far he has not taken our calls.

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