TODDLERS have been left devastated after vandals targeted their nursery for the fourth time in a month.
Martine Williams, of Prestatyn, who runs Martine’s Nursery, in the grounds of Ysgol Llewelyn, Rhyl, said the children were upset on Monday morning when they could not play outside after their “little garden” suffered another attack.
“They had kicked holes in the fence panels - we can’t let the little ones out because there is nails sticking out now,” said Mrs Williams.
“They have even kicked the door off the Wendy house.
“It has happened every weekend now for the past month," said Mrs Williams who admitted dreading coming into work some mornings because of the continuing situation.”
Mrs Williams added: “In recent weeks they have set fire to the sand pit, smashed lights, and even destroyed an apple tree the children have planted.
“I have also seen CCTV footage of them taking the sand from the pit and covering the windows with it - they have all got hoods on so you can’t see them.”
Mrs Williams, one of ten staff that helps care for children between the ages of two -11, hopes by talking to The Journal she can raise awareness of the situation.
The nursery has between six to ten children attending each day, with a further 50 children joining them at their after school club.
“We have been in all over the summer, helping prepare the garden, and decorating it for the children,” said Mrs Williams.
“There just is not enough money there to keep replacing what has been damaged.”
Inspector Jason Devonport, said the incidents were being nvestigated and the local PCSO Phil Roberts would be linking up with the nursery manager to discuss preventative measures.
He said: “The local Policing team are aware of this location and it has been subject to an increase in crime over the weekend and now forms part of our dynamic patrol strategy.
“We request that local residents and parents inform the police of any suspicious activity at the location and also ask parents to ensure that their children understand the impact that this reckless criminal damage has on the effectiveness of the school.”
North Wales Police currently has an offender on police bail for a fire on these school premises and enquires are ongoing.