PARENTS who were left struggling to find day care for their toddlers are being offered a helping hand by neighbouring nurseries.

More than a week since the shock closure of the ABC Daycare Nursery, in Sutton Way, parents are still desperately trying to find alternative day care for their children.

Now nearby nurseries are opening their doors to the dozens of 0- to five-year-olds, insisting they have space for them to learn and play.

Sue Eaton manager of Oaks Day Nursery, Vale Road, Whitby, said that since the college nursery closed they have only had two new children despite being based just around the corner.

“If people are struggling we still have places available. We are basically a five minute walk from the site of the ABC nursery.”

Senior nursery nurse Donna Melvin at Great Sutton Day Nursery in Alvanley Road, Great Sutton, said: “We have had quite a few new children and viewings in the past week.

“We still have more places and would welcome anyone who is struggling following the closure.”

The ABC nursery which is run by Cheshire West College closed due to 'concerns over procedural issues' on Friday, May 27, leaving parents struggling to find day care during the half-term holiday.