West Cumbrian pre-school closed after owner jailed for dog neglect
Shocked parents have been forced to find alternative childcare after Ofsted closed a pre-school owned by a shamed businesswoman.
Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre-School in Cleator Moor, was sent to prison last week after being found guilty of neglecting her dog.
On Monday, the education watchdog Ofsted suspended the pre-school's registration and parents were contacted to say it would be closing later that day.
This meant parents had just hours to find alternative settings for their children, and nurseries and childminders in the area worked to meet demand.
An Ofsted spokesman... read more
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