Parents and staff have expressed their disbelief after the sudden closure of a popular Gold Coast childcare centre.
Kids Academy at Hope Island has reportedly shut its doors, with next to no notice and no information on whether it will ever reopen.
Removalists have been seen at the site on Halcyon Way for most of the day.
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Staff have also been seen ‘saving’ children’s artwork from the centre.
A text message was sent to parents and staff at 9.30pm on Thursday night, informing them that they would not be opening on Friday due to ‘unforeseen circumstances.’
They have since been told the closure was not COVID-19 or health-related.
The move has angered parents, who had nowhere to send their kids on such short notice.
Kids Academy promotes on its website that its Hope Island centre provides education and care for up to 250 children per day, from babies right through to high-school aged children using a network of play rooms.
Parents and staff members who have contacted myGC say they have been ‘blindsided’ and ‘gutted’ by what has happened and are demanding answers.
Kids Academy has been contacted for comment.
A call to the centre was answered by a staff member who told myGC she “wasn’t aware” that the centre had closed, before hanging up.
A staff meeting is due to be held at the centre this afternoon.