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Tynwald to look at nursery place issue

Committee chosen to assess lack of places

An investigation is to be carried out into the adequacy of nursery provision in the Island, following claims just one in ten infants are able to secure a place.

The issue has been raised a number of times in recent months, with families claiming it's been 'impossible' to put their children in any of the Island's 52 private day care centres.

It will now be investigated by Tynwald's Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, after an amended motion put forward by North Douglas MHK David Ashford earlier this week.

Mr Ashford, who originally sought a standalone committee to explore the issue, says it's not just a problem for parents:

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