A BRADFORD nursery has apologised to parents and staff for having to suddenly close due to a "serious admin error" as the building's rent was not paid.

Welcome Nurseries@Birkenshaw, which opened last year replacing Birkenshaw Kindergarten Club on Old Lane, shut earlier this week to the surprise of many.

Images emerged on social media of Bailiff Possession Notices' letters being placed in the nursery's windows.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

A spokesperson from Welcome Nurseries explained the reasons behind the closure.

They said: "We are really sorry to our parents, children and our wonderful staff for this mistake.

"We made a serious admin error at head office and the rent for this nursery wasn't paid. 

"We're now talking to the landlord to get the rent fully up-to-date, and hope to get this resolved as quickly as possible."

It is understood Welcome Nurseries@Birkenshaw should be back open within the coming days.