A NURSERY from which a two-year-old girl went missing for 30 minutes is to shut.
The Evening Times revealed how the toddler was found near the M77 after she walked out an open gate at the Partnership Nursery in Cowglen, in Glasgow's South Side, and crossed a busy road.
When she was found half an hour later by a member of the public, staff at the nursery, who had failed to do a head count, did not even know she was missing.
It has also emerged the nursery took five hours to tell the mother that her daughter had gone missing.
The Evening Times has learned the owner is to close the nursery down.
Parents have been sent letters informing them of the "imminent closure".
A number of parents, including the mother of the child who went missing, removed their children from the facility after the incident on May 27.
One member of staff was sacked and another resigned after the incident.
The nursery owner, Alan Grant, who has another nursery in Hillington, described the incident as "regrettable.
It followed an earlier incident at the nursery in May last year when a 2-year-old was burned during a cookery session.
Glasgow City Council, which funds 28 places at the nursery, said it had already taken a decision not to pay for any future child care at the facility when the incident occurred.
Staff at the nursery would not comment on the closure claims.
Child care watchdogs, the Care Inspectorate, were visiting the nursery when the child went missing.
Their report has yet to be published but the nursery was immediately asked to improve safety procedures.
A spokeswoman for the Care Inspectorate said: "We received confirmation from the nursery that they intend to cancel their registration, with a proposed closure date by the end of the summer."