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Father furious at nursery mix-up

Charley Combe (7) with her dad Stuart Combe, Mayfield.
Charley has been moved nursery after Abacus Nursery forgot to pick her up from her school.

Charley Combe (7) with her dad Stuart Combe, Mayfield. Charley has been moved nursery after Abacus Nursery forgot to pick her up from her school.

An Eskbank nursery has apologised after failing to collect a seven-year-old girl from school, blaming a “breakdown in communication”.

Furious Newtongrange dad, Stuart Combe (41), has removed his daughter Charley from Abacus Nursery after she was left, waiting to be collected, from Kings Park Primary School on April 23.

Charley was only picked up by the nursery after the school alerted her parents, who then rang Abacus.

Mr Combe said he was relieved his daughter did not leave the school that day.

He said: “She is only seven but she is sensible, so she went to get a teacher.

“Otherwise she might have tried to make her way to the nursery.

“She could have been knocked down, abducted, anything. Charley doesn’t understand what’s going on so she is upset about it.”

Francis Arnott, manger at Abacus Nursery said: “We are very upset about this as you can imagine.

“Charley had been with us for nine weeks but this was the only Friday.

“It was a genuine mistake by the girl that picks her up, a break-down in communication.

“This has never happened here before and it will never happen again.”

She added that the nursery has now reviewed its procedures.

Read more on this story in the May 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.

 

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